Marine Corps Drill Team


Intel Enabler
Verified SOF
Sep 9, 2006
I found this clip of a Marine Corps drill team today. The people that posted it seem like they're making fun of the Marines... I don't think it's funny at all. I think the Marines handled what happened with great professionalism. Judging from the applause, I think the audience thought so too.

For those of you who don't want to click on the link, a Marine missed a toss and his M1 clattered to the ground. Another Marine picked it up, started spinning it to try the toss again, and the rifle broke in half mid-spin. Then the Marine who dropped it got his rifle back... in two pieces.

I did get a chuckle imagining what the private whose weapon it was is going to say to the armorer when he goes to turn it in... "What? It was like that when I signed it out!" ;)
That was an outstanding display of professionalism. Not a single Marine broke bearing to even glance at what happened.