USMC Silent Drill Platoon

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    They look good, but they can have THAT job. They spend eight-or-more hours-a-day just practicing. They can even make a screw-up look good.

    If a Marine loses his cover, the Plt Sgt picks the cover up, holding it in front of him with both hands. He spins the cover forward in a complete revolution and brings it perfectly down on the Marine's head. Looks pretty cool.
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    The Sunset parade at the base of the Iwo Jima War memorial. I have had the great pleasure of being there on numerous occassions while living in the Washington DC area. If you have the chance check them out...from the 8th and I website: http://www.mbw.usmc.mil/parades/parade_sunsetdefault.asp

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    Haha, thats pretty cool. My Civil Air Patrol squadron formed a color guard right before I left. We had one gig, at a graduation, about 400 people. I was extremely nervous that we would mess up, I couldnt imagine how they must feel.

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