Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon
I went to a prestigious military academy for high school. I was on the Honor Guard (silent exhibition drill platoon) and the Regimental Drill Team. I was one of the members that performed the mirror rifle inspection at our performances, both at the school and when we traveled. We aspired to the quality of the USMC Silent Drill Platoon, but we always knew that was next to impossible as our practice time was limited to about 1.5 hours a day, after classes, formations, parades, sports, etc. I'll admit, we blatantly stole some of their coolest parts (hell, they're ALL cool), but man...when I watch these vids, I realize how we didn't even compare. These guys are unbelievable, and it makes my heart race and ache at the same time to watch them. It's an ache that characterizes my respect for the American military, and all they do for us. Thanks for your service, guys.