The 24-man rifle platoon is a well-documented and famous platoon. Commonly referred to as “The Marching Twenty-Four,” the unit is known to perform unique silent precision exhibition drills. The groups main purpose is to highlight the discipline and professionalism of the Marine Corps. To become a member of this elite unit is a very difficult task. All candidates must be uniform in their appearance and height; all males must be between 5’11 and 6’1!
Once formed, these Marines tour the country and how off how great the Marines are. The performance in the clip below is one stop on their tour, and in it, they execute a flawless performance that is sure to impress. Pay close attention at the 2:00 mark when they suddenly freeze like statues. Then, focus on the 5:40 mark when the whole Texans football stadium starts to chant. It’s just wonderful!