Wow. Can’t say I know much about the Marine Corps band, but it makes my day to see that they’re just as cocky and good as we ground pounders in the infantry were.
Check out this friendly competition they had with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band. #Swagger #Badasses
Can you believe that? Them boys were cocky. I still can’t believe they went up and used the other dudes drums, or got up in their faces like that!
And the Marines’s actions weren’t perfect, so I’ll bet they ad-libbed it. Definitely not a practiced or rehearsed maneuver.
I was glad to see that the assault and battery charges against this Sgt Major were dropped.
See full story here: Charges dropped against Parris Island Sgt. Maj. who confronted protester
You may remember me writing about this back in June. Here’s my earlier post: Sgt Major of Parris Island resigns following altercation with protester.
This is all the proof you need that Marines slay it on the battlefield, and we slay it on the dance floor…
Keep in mind that that man in the white trousers is a Marine Corps Sergeant Major, the highest enlisted rank of this battalion.
It’s worth noting that usually Sergeant Majors are insanely reserved, strict, and someone you usually want to avoid. Officers are the leaders, and they usually have an encouraging word, a joke, something nice to say.
Senior Staff NCOs, such as this Sgt Major, are usually just looking for a good reason to rip you a new one. Their job is to enforce the highest state of discipline, and they do their jobs well…
Nice to see one loosening up and yet again setting the example that Marines should dance, and dance well. (At least once a year.)
“The enemy killed me. I came back.”
These are the remarkable words of Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Kyle Carpenter.
He continues: “I ran a marathon. Completed a mud run. And jumped from a plane.
“I won’t ever quit. I am just getting started.”
Watch the video, be inspired, and be thankful for another generation of warriors like this.
Then think on what he said and tackle whatever problem (or problems) you have facing you.
Keep the faith,
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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