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    Silent Drill Platoon to perform, remember Sept. 11



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    Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

    NYACK, N.Y. – The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is scheduled to perform in Nyack on Sept. 10, as part of a memorial performance by a local orchestra in commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

    The Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra will perform a rendition of “Stand: A Symphony for Jazz Orchestra,” an original piece of music to commemorate the events of Sept. 11. This free event is open to the public and will commence at 2 p.m. at the Nyack Memorial Park.

    The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is a 24‐man rifle platoon that performs a unique precision drill exhibition. This highly disciplined platoon exemplifies the pride and professionalism associated with the United States Marine Corps.

    Led by platoon commander Capt. Brian J. Wilson of Columbia, S.C., platoon sergeant Staff Sgt. James N. Woolford of Union, Miss., and rifle drill inspector Cpl. Oscar Franquez, from Santa Clarita, Calif., the Marines execute a series of calculated drill movements and precise handling of their hand‐polished, 10 and one‐half pound, M‐1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets. Their routine concludes with a unique rifle inspection sequence demonstrating elaborate rifle spins and tosses.

    Throughout the year, these Marines perform in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators at Marine Barracks Washington and at events across the United States and abroad. Representing Marines around the world, the Silent Drill Platoon demonstrates the finest in Marine professionalism, esprit de corps, and marching precision.

    Nyack Memorial Park is located at Depew Ave. & Piermont Ave in Nyack. For more information on this performance, please contact Anita Brown at If you have questions about the Silent Drill Platoon, please contact the Marine Barracks Washington Public Affairs Officer, Capt. Lisa Y. Lawrence, at 202‐433‐6660 or 202‐439‐9120 or via email at



    Date Taken: 08.10.2011
    Date Posted: 08.10.2011 16:03
    Story ID: 75137
    Location: ALBANY, NY, US 

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