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  • Writer's pictureEdward Riederich

The Lifeguards of George Washington

This group was led by Captain Caleb Gibbs. The explicit mission of this group was to protect George Washington, the army's cash and official papers. Enlisted soldiers referred to these bodyguards as "The Life Guards."

A unit formed in 1776

Of special men that history depicts

Behind the scenes with no recognition

Men were called to this critical mission

More than soldiers, they needed the elite

Men who would never accept defeat

On their commander they kept a watchful eye

With their defining motto "Conquer or die"

Exceptional men in this operation

Provides us today with much inspiration

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