The Marching Twenty-Four

I love watching drill. Not for those not up with the play in things military, those bayonets are razor sharp. Stuff it up and the white trousers turn red.

The USMC Silent Drill team or The Marching Twenty-Four is a unit that performs unique silent precision exhibition drill.

The purpose of the platoon is to exemplify the discipline and professionalism of the Marine Corps.

The Silent Drill Platoon first performed in 1948, originally as a one-time show, and received such an overwhelming response that it soon became part of the routine parades at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

Watch the video and see why.


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  • kram

    They sure make a lot of noise for a “silent” drill team.