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 Post subject: Just a Good Line
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:42 am 
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The men were “capable of two basic maneuvers: going forward in a state of disorder, or going backwards in a state of chaos.”

Not important who said it but probably a universal truth with raw recruits.

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 Post subject: Re: Just a Good Line
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This reminds me of the first attempt at close order drill by my platoon at PI. Our DI got so mad he halted us and just gave the command mob forward and led us back to the barracks instead of marching, we were getting stared at by the other recruits as we left the parade field. :oops:
We had a healthy dose of pushups and watching tv (that's a plank with your elbow bent and chin on your hands for the uninitiated) that day. :cry:
Needless to say we got straightened out pretty quick after that. We got so good he actually started teaching us show orders (he had been attached 8th & I Drill Team for a tour) and we won both close order drill pennants for our series (recruits were trained as part of a series (company) of 4 platoons that competed with each other the winner getting a pennant to attach to their platoon flag). :D

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Remember it like yesterday. lol

Then 13 years later, I was doing they same to recruits!! :mrgreen:

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