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AFOSI leadership pays respect at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Commander, Brig. Gen. Terry L. Bullard and Command Chief Master Sgt. Karen F. Beirne-Flint present the AFOSI wreath to a member of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for placement at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 7, 2020.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Mosier, SAF/PAI)

Brig. Gen. Terry L. Bullard, Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander and Chief Master Sgt. Karen F. Beirne-Flint, AFOSI command chief present the AFOSI wreath to a member of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for placement at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 7, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Mosier)

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Headquarters leadership, left, render honors with members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) during the laying of the AFOSI wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 7, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Mosier, SAF/PAI)

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Headquarters leadership, left, render honors with members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) during the laying of the AFOSI wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 7, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Mosier)

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Commander Brig. Gen. Terry L. Bullard and Command Chief Master Sgt. Karen F. Beirne-Flint present the AFOSI wreath to a member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for placement at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 7, 2020. (Photo by SA Spencer King)

Brig. Gen. Terry L. Bullard, Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander and Chief Master Sgt. Karen F. Beirne-Flint, AFOSI command chief present the AFOSI wreath to a member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for placement at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 7, 2020. (Photo by SA Spencer King)

QUANTICO, Va. (AFNS) --

The new year ushered in a solemn first for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at Arlington National Cemetery.

Brig. Gen. Terry L. Bullard, AFOSI commander and Chief Master Sgt. Karen F. Beirne-Flint, AFOSI command chief laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Jan. 7. Supported by Col. Shan B. Nuckols, AFOSI vice commander and Mr. Jude R. Sunderbruch, AFOSI executive director.

The ceremony marked the first time in AFOSI’s 71-year history that leaders paid tribute to the sacrifices of the Unknown at the revered monument.

“Today we honor all of the fallen from past wars, but for us the added significance is honoring the memory of the OSI and Security Forces Fallen that all of us carry in our hearts,” Bullard said.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, also known as the Tomb of the Unknowns, is a monument dedicated to deceased U.S. service members whose remains have not been identified.

“This was an opportunity to personally honor those who have fought and died for freedom before us, especially those that were never identified,” Beirne-Flint said.

The World War I Unknown is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Victoria Cross and several other foreign nations' highest service awards. The U.S. Unknowns who were interred are also recipients of the Medal of Honor, presented by presidents who presided over their funerals.

The monument itself has no officially designated name.

Arlington National Cemetery has 624 acres of rolling hills that serve as the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families.

Service to country is the common thread that binds all who are remembered and honored there.

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