TR Honors young veteran from ‘The Old Guard’
John Thomas says a typical mission begins at the Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, where friends and family gather for the service. From there, the Caisson platoon transports the casket or urn to the final resting place of the deceased while the funeral procession follows.
“The only time we called off missions was when the roads were too icy for the horses to get traction. Countless times I rode in freezing rain and snow to the point where I couldn’t feel my hands, toes or face.”
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