Silent Drill Platoon breaks silence with the sound of popping rifles
By Sgt. Bryan G. Lett
| | June 23, 2011
HAMPTON, N.H. --
First Marine Corps District
Silent Drill Platoon
Thirty members of the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performed at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, N.H., on June 22.
Despite the rainy and overcast conditions, nearly 2,500 individuals attended the event and gave a standing ovation upon its completion. After the performance, the members of the platoon answered questions from local media and held a meet and greet with those in attendance.
Members of the Silent Drill Platoon are handpicked through competition to represent the Marine Corps. Through intense practice they learn the precise rifle drill performed for audiences across America.
The platoon is based out of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.