Jan. 23, 2019
Tonight Monrovia Troop 66 had the distinct honor to have SPC Ethan Morse (Badge #548), a former Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Sentinel, speak to the troop, Cub Scouts from Monrovia Pack 66, American Legion Monrovia Post 44 and students from Arcadia Christian School at the Monrovia Community Center.
The lecture was opened by Star Scout and Senior Patrol Leader Willem Aponno calling the colors, with Patrol Leader Degas Peters and Asst. Senior Patrol Leader Nathan Juarez carrying the American flag and American Legion flag.
SPC Morse captivated the audience for an hour and a half with stories of his time as a Tomb Sentinel and what it took to be a part of the Old Guard. Our Scouts could not have been more fortunate to have this experience as to hear firsthand the experiences from a Tomb Sentinel, as we are only used to seeing them from behind the ropes in Arlington. The Scouts asked a plethora of questions and kept SPC Morse on his toes. SPC Morse also shared with the group that he is currently attending Officers Candidate School (OCS). We want to wish him the best of luck; he will make a fine officer.
Ethan Morse is an award-winning producer who served in the U.S. Army, and earned Badge #548 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 2006. Originally from New York, Ethan moved to Southern California after his military service to pursue his dreams. Since moving to Orange County, he met his wife Elizabeth, produced in radio, television, and film, co-founded Time To Kill Productions, and drives a Ford Mustang GT to reach his dreams as fast as humanly possible. Please visit SPC. Morse's site and purchase his movie; it will give you an in-depth look at the life of a Tomb Guard and the history of the Unknowns. http://www.ttkproductions.com
Monrovia Troop 66 and American Legion Monrovia Post 44 want to thank SPC Morse for taking the time out of your busy schedule, and to your wife for coming with you to share in this moment for our Scouts.
If you are interested in more events like this and wish to have a Tomb Sentinel come speak to your group, please follow this link: https://tombguard.org/society/programs/request-community-presentation.