United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon

Via Jonah Goldberg at NRO’s The Corner.

When I was in hight school, JROTC Precision Drill Team was a varsity sport. The year I lettered in Precision Drill I was one of only a couple of sophomores to do it, so I can tell you that this routine took just tons and tons of planning and practice.

I love the crowd’s reaction, and have to admit I got a bit choked up watching this.

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10 Responses to “United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon”

  1. Rebecca H Says:

    That was excellent!

  2. tree hugging sister Says:

    If you EVER have the chance to see them in real life…GO.


  3. tizona Says:

    Would love to see them…I would imagine in person, it would bring chills.

  4. tizona Says:

    addendum…more that one has just viewing a video, that is

  5. tizona Says:

    Can’t decide whether I’m a blabber finger, or just forgetful. I have added that video to our video pod

  6. spot_the_dog Says:

    We also have links to a chronicle of San Francisco’s shameful history with regard to the US Marines commercial and JROTC, as well as a link to the new Marines commercial, here.

    Great clip, Angus. Thanks for posting it. I saw them at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2002(the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Tattoo) and will never, ever forget it.

  7. yojimbo Says:

    I saw the commercial for the first time last night. Fantastic. All their commericials are really good. Sadly, the Army-not so much.

    The Navy come through with some good ones. My favorite:
    And the relentless puruit of all who threaten it.

  8. tizona Says:

    San Fran…is a blot on society

  9. spot_the_dog Says:

    Yojimbo, is there a copy of that Navy commercial on the ‘net somewhere?

  10. yojimbo Says:


    I don’t know. I certainly wouldn’t look for one with “puruit” in it. Dang! I knew there was something wrong with that and couldn’t figure out what it was. Scary, very scary.

    I think it played about three or four years ago. It came out in a package that included the one where they targeted some bozo with a missile. The Navy ran a whole package of commercials at that time with the theme: If we have to kill people and break things to defend America-no problem, just give us the coordinates and consider it done.

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