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09/19/07

Top-Notch Marines Visit Low Country

Crowds at Parris Island got quite a show this morning.  The Battle Colors Detachment from Marine Barracks, Washington. DC, delivered a memorable performance.

They're known as the Commandant's Own, the United States Drum and Bugle Corps.  While they perform all over the world, today they, along with the Battle Colors Detachment's Silent Drill Team and the Color Guard, took center stage at the Parade Deck on Parris Island, dazzling the crowd with their sights and sounds.  

"Oh we were really amazed, it was a beautiful thing to see," said John Winn. "We have a lot of respect for those boys."

 "Great, absolutely wonderful," said John and Agnes Malgier.

 "It was like watching a movie and the real thing was right in front of us," said Joan Winn. "It was really fantastic. The precision, I mean watching the feet, how in the world can they be so precise? Its fantastic."  

While being a part of the Battle Colors ceremony takes a lot of  hard work, these top-notch Marines say seeing crowds like they saw today makes it all worth it.

"Makes me feel pretty good, makes me feel proud to be a Marine, first of all, and know what we're doing is for a good cause, because we're going to bring motivation and help out the recruits and drill instructors," said Cpl. Matthew Brosius.

 "We have a lot of friends deployed and we know what we do helps to raise fund for them, support them, it's very motivating," said Lance Cpl. Steven Wimer.

Each year, the detachment performs at 400 events. 

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

 

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