VMI in the Inaugural Parade

Sent to me by the great Palehorse-6, of the United States Marines.


Plus, Gen Mattis and Gen Kelly get confirmed?? I think I need a cigarette.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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4 Responses to VMI in the Inaugural Parade

  1. Mike Molhoek says:

    Got a question. Class of ’80. I forget who all went to the inaugural parade. What companies? Or was it a select group? I know I didn’t go


  2. vmijpp says:

    I can’t speak for other years, but when we went in ’89 it was a select group. This time I believe it was the whole Corps.


  3. DaveO says:

    In ’89 it was volunteers. And it was bitter cold. With my vast experience in marching PTs, I opted not to attend said march by said select group.


    • vmijpp says:

      Yes– freezing cold. A very long, cold day, on our feet and trussed up in the overcoats and by the end of it desperately needing to take a leak.


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