Fierce Pride In Country and Corps
Established in 1801, Marine Barracks, Washington, DC is the heart and soul of the United States Marine Corps. This video takes you behind the scenes with the Marines of 8th and I from boot camp to the hallowed parade deck. It’s an up-close look at the selection process, the training and the performances of these famed ceremonial units.
From the grueling practice sessions of the world renowned Silent Drill Platoon to the intricate choreography of the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, you’ll be inspired by the ceremonial grandeur and military efficiency displayed by every Marine privileged to be assigned to the Oldest Post of the Corps.
Colonel Truman W. Crawford served as the Director of the famed Marine Drum and Bugle Corps from 1973 until his retirement in 1998. Included in this special tribute to this charismatic maestro is an exclusive interview conducted in March 1996. Also included as a special bonus is a June 1996 performance of the Drum and Bugle Corps under the musical direction of Colonel Crawford