Americans in Wartime Experience

Chelsea Porterfield

Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Chelsea Porterfield served her country as a member of the United States Army.  She served as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  After her wartime servce, she served as a  Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  She became the first female Sergeant of the Guard and was one of three women to be part of an all female guard change.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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