On Jan. 23, 2019, the Monrovia Troop 66 had the distinct honor to have SPC. Ethan Morse (Badge #548), a former Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Sentinel, speak to them alongside the Cub Scouts from Monrovia Pack 66, the 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. The Scouts could not have been more fortunate to have this experience as to hear first-hand 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).
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. To view his film which gives an in-depth look at the life of a Tomb Guard and the history of the Unknowns, you can go to ttkproductions.com/.
Monrovia Troop 66 and American Legion – Monrovia Post 44 was thankful for SPC. Morse for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come speak to them.
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