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Tomb Sentinels Brave Bitter Cold at Arlington National Cemetery

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Spc. Nathaniel Chartier stands guard outside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 7, 2014. (Photo credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)

Spc. Nathaniel Chartier stands guard outside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 7, 2014. (Photo credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Despite the extreme cold weather that hit the Washington region Tuesday, lots of people whose jobs require them to spend the day outdoors still reported to work.

The 3rd Infantry Regiment, more commonly known as The Old Guard, was among them.

The Old Guard confirmed Tuesday that their Tomb Sentinels reported to work Tuesday dressed with a few more layers than usual.

“While most of the country is trying to stay warm through this record-breaking cold, our Tomb Sentinels like Spc. Nathaniel Chartier remained on duty, bundled up as much as possible to safely keep their watch as temperatures in Arlington National Cemetery sunk to as low as 5 degrees today,” said the caption to a photo of one of the sentinels on the Regiment’s Facebook page.

Meteorologists say the wind chill in most areas put the “real feel temperature” below zero degrees.

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