Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery

Tom Cotton (Author)

Product Details

$28.99  $26.67
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
May 14, 2019
6.3 X 1.4 X 8.9 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Tom Cotton is a United States Senator from Arkansas. He served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between combat tours, he served with the United States Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment ("The Old Guard") at Arlington National Cemetery. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He served one term in the House of Representatives before election to the Senate. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Tom is married to Anna and they have two sons, Gabriel and Daniel.


"A moving, reverent history--a tribute, really--to 'The Old Guard' ... An ode to excellence and caring in service to the nation. It is an inspiring read for every American."--ROBERT M. GATES, former U.S. Secretary of Defense
"Sacred Duty deserves a wide readership. ... Well-crafted. ... Reveals the ethos that connects warriors to one another and to the citizens in whose name they fight."--H.R . McMASTER, former National Security Advisor
"Poignant. ... An encomium to the martial virtues as embodied by [Cotton's] former unit, the storied 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment--the Old Guard. ... Cotton's account of the noble regiment established at the dawn of our nation and still standing sentry over those who gave 'the last, full measure of devotion' to the republic is a welcome reminder that those virtues still exist somewhere in America."--Commentary
"Sacred Duty is an important and often moving book for soldiers, those who have been soldiers, and those who know and love soldiers. Indeed, it offers a unique insight into that ephemeral thing, the soul of the Army."--Army magazine
"Fascinating. ... [An] inspiring, much-needed book."--Claremont Review of Books
β€œA wonderful book about Arlington National Cemetery and the men and women who serve with such love and devotion.”--DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States
β€œA must-read. ... Sure to appeal to patriotic Americans of all stripes.”--Kirkus Reviews
β€œIn this meticulous history, Arkansas senator Cotton explains the role and duties of the Third Infantry Regiment, aka the Old Guard, at Arlington National Cemetery. ... This reverent account will please readers.”--Publishers Weekly