Army Spc. Mathew Brisiel recently joined his brother, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Brisiel, in the rarest honor in the Army, to serve as a sentinel guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cementery. Staff Sgt. Brisiel has served at Arlington for 3 years. Army Spc. Brisiel became the 578th soldier to receive this honor since 1958. There are only 15 active sentinels who guard the tomb 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – no matter what the weather brings.
For more on the brothers’ story, see: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100219/ap_on_re_us/us_tomb_of_unknowns_honor.