April 14, 2020 - Arlington National Cemetery staff, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard" Honor Guard and a U.S. Army Band bugler provide military funeral honors to U.S. Army Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert M. Belch ... while ensuring social distancing by adhering to DoD direction and CDC guidance to protect the health of the military force and their visitors related to COVID-19.
Command Sgt. Maj. Belch served in the Army for 26 years, where he was a Combat Engineer with the 42nd Infantry, 142nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Rainbow Division. He was among the first 192 Soldiers to wear the rank of Sergeant Major when it was created. As a decorated World War II veteran, he earned several commendations that included the Legion of Merit.