May 17, 2006


Here's your goosebumps of the day: A short clip of the Silent Drill Team, from (You have to register to see it, if you're not a member... for an even shorter clip, you can go here.) If you've never seen them, you're missing out. It's a powerful experience.

I got to see them at Lejuene... heheheh... got goosebumps just remembering. Our platoon marched back to the barracks with our shoulders back, and chests thrust out in pride. I'm suprised no buttons were popped...

Have you ever seen them? What did you think?

Posted by That 1 Guy at May 17, 2006 08:44 AM

I like them. Great precision. Their timing is almost always perfect.

When you get down here next we'll coordinate it so you can see our Silent Drill Team. They continue to win the national awards, though I always ALWAYS get nervous when I see their routine because their signature move is the blind rifle (with real bayonets) toss. Three ranks marching forward, people in the front row of each line swing and throw their rifles over their heads and behind them, over 10 soldiers in each of their lines, landing perfectly into the left hands of the last soldier in each line as they continue marching forward.

They do get some bloody practices, but in three years I've never seen them miss on a performance.

Posted by: Rsm at May 17, 2006 09:32 AM

Wow. Just Wow. Especially the rifle inspection...

Posted by: Richmond at May 17, 2006 05:01 PM

yep. Saw these guys in Washington DC quite a few years ago. On the same day I watched the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknown.
Makes you appreciate the men in uniform. I sure do.

Posted by: og at May 17, 2006 07:27 PM

I saw them at Lejeune, DC, and 29 Palms. Just wow!

Posted by: Sissy at May 17, 2006 10:13 PM

Saw them at 29Palms and Parris Island. Outstanding stuff.

Posted by: silentwarrior at May 18, 2006 07:34 AM