Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2007 by Travis Cody in

The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon

Click here to learn about The Marching Twenty-Four, originally established in 1948.

Marines selected to serve a two year ceremonial tour with the Silent Drill Platoon continue to train as infantry.

Recruit Caffrey, otherwise known as Dixie's boy Matt, graduates boot camp in less than a month. Proud Mama is putting together a scrap book for her future Marine. Won't you cruise on by Dixie's Heart and Soul and contribute a word or two of support?


  1. Ooo-rah is oooo-yeah! When we were stationed up at Bangor NSB, we had the privilege of seeing a silent drill team.


  1. Top of the mornin' to you, Travis! Haha. Have a great day!

  1. Travis says:

    Songbird: I've never seen them. One of these times when I get back east for vacation, near the top of my list is 8th and I.

    Alice: Well hello to you!

  1. the108 says:

    I'm proud of Matt by association... isn't that weird?

  1. The Few, The Proud, The Marines, way to go Matt.

  1. the video is amazing trav! thanks for sharing it with us...

    smiles, bee

  1. Love that video. I've seen it before, but it is always so amazing. We are all proud of Matt. You are just the nicest guy Travis. You really are. Have a great day. :)

  1. oh my...I just love a man with precision. That last toss up and catch part was amazing.

    great post Travis.

    my heart is with Dixie and Matt.

  1. Bond says:

    Nicely done Trav

  1. wolfbaby says:

    I love a man in dress blues *sigh*

    seriously my dad was in the marines and well i loved nothing better then going to visit him on his lunch break during the summer *blink*

    ok ok marines rock!! besides the you know drool factor like i said daddy was one;) is one.. for ever isn't that what they say? once a marine always a marine?

  1. Jamie says:

    I've seen the silent drill team several times and their precision and professionalism never cease to amaze me. They are wonderful representatives for the corps.

  1. Linda says:

    The discipline and skill that these men need to perform such precision is phenomenal. I never tire of watching them perform. I guess it's my military background! Either that or I just love a man in a uniform!

    Very nice post! I'm sure Dixie will be thrilled.

  1. So sweet! :)

    We're all so proud!

  1. Julie says:

    Very very good Travis! That video was so interesting and then after reading the wikpedia info....that made it even more amazing!

  1. Wow, for someone who can't walk across a room without tripping, that is positively amazing! I've seen them before on TV but it still gives me chills!
    Thanks for having such a big heart for Dixie and Matt. I saw her post tonight and was hoping she'd get a good response. Well, I think you've helped her along!
    I salute you...

  1. OOOO-RAH!!!! Thank you so very much for the shout out Trav... I lurves ya!!!


  1. Travis says:

    Kyra: I don't think it's weird. It's a community thing.

    Sarge: Yes Sir!

    Bee: You are most welcome my dear!

    Sandee: I enjoyed watching all the videos I found of the 24, but I liked this one best.

    Katherine: They kind of take your breath away, don't they?

    V: Thank you Sir.

    Wolfbaby: Yes...Marines are Marines forever.

    Jamie: It makes me stand up a little taller.

  1. Travis says:

    Linda: Drill always fascinated me when I was a kid, and it still does.

    Dana: Good girl!

    Skittles: Thank you my dear.

    CWM: That's right!

    Julie: It's good stuff!

    Gracie: Good luck and many thanks to your grandsons who have also made the choice to serve.