"The Last To Let You Down" (U.S. Marine Body Bearers)

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"The Last To Let You Down" (U.S. Marine Body Bearers)

#1 Post by Old No7 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:22 pm

Very interesting article that I first saw on LinkedIn about the U.S. Marine's "Body Bearers" and all the unique training they go through, as well as the physical requirements needed for them -- with only 6 per squad -- to properly pay the last respects to a fallen Marine.

I've not heard of this specialized unit before, but I was in awe and full of profound respect upon reading their story.

And I humbly recalled how I felt when 2 Air Force Honor Guards carefully folded the flag at my late father's funeral; as he was Army Air Corp. The Marines in this unit fold so many flags daily, that they need to change out their white gloves often. I respect all service men and women, but the service these Marines provide to the fallen -- and to the families -- is equally deserving of our respect.

I found Another Link Which Won't Require a Sign-On to View the Full Article (click for link).

I never served and am not a Marine, but I do hope the active-duty and "Not as mean, not as lean, but always a Marine" members of this forum will allow me to end this post with...

Semper Fi.

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Re: "The Last To Let You Down" (U.S. Marine Body Bearers)

#2 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:21 am

Thanks for posting that Darryl, I had no idea.
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Re: "The Last To Let You Down" (U.S. Marine Body Bearers)

#3 Post by Pete44ru » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:04 am

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The precision movements remind me of the (British) Queen's Guardsmen in London. :)


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