"Column of files, right platoon, forward, march!" The sound of the trumpets and drums playing "Semper Fidelis," the Marine Corps' song, is as fresh in my mind as what I ate for breakfast. The song echoes as the band marches past the review stand, blowing everyone away. After we play the Marine Corps' Hymn, we march off, load our beautifully wrapped motivational bus, and depart the Officer Candidate School parade deck in Quantico, Virginia.
"When Identities Collide: A Marine Musician in the Field--John Jay McNeal,"
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol1/iss1/5