About Marine Corps Video Clips
Featuring several short movie clips of life in the United States Marines Corps. These videos are of the past and the present, but throughout...the theme is the same...... Semper Fidelis “Always Faithful”. Some clips will move you. Others will excite and motivate you. Included are rare archival films produced by the Marine Corps, recruiting films, home movies, clips from our exclusive library of programs about the Corps, outtakes from the "cutting room floor", some short programs produced as Public Service Announcements, and personal tributes. To learn more about Good-To-Go Video and our team of professionals, visit us at www.goodtogovideo.com. This page is a work in progress, so check please check in often.
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team: Officially named The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, this unit consists of twenty-four Marines performing a 10-minute precision drill exhibition. They first performed at Marine Barracks, Washington, DC in 1948 as a single performance, but received such a tremendous ovation that it soon became a regular part or routine parades.
The Commandant's Own: From the Good-To-Go Video archives we present the famed Marine Drum & Bugle Corps in this 1996 Evening Parade Concert. This concert is led by Colonel Truman W. Crawford, Director of the D&B from 1973 until his retirement in 1998. The entire D&B concert from this 1996 performance is available as a bonus feature on the Fierce Pride in Country & Corps DVD. A special tribute to Colonel Crawford is also on the same DVD.
Parade Magazine features Marine Corps Boot Camp: The June 4th, 2006 edition of Parade Magazine featured a story of Marine Corps Drill Instructors. Author Larry Smith talks of his visit to Parris Island and the role of the Marine Corps Drill Instructor in shaping today's young recruits into United States Marines. Footage for the Fox &Friends coverage was provided by Good-To-Go Video.
A Return to Vietnam: In 1999 the Good-To-Go Video crew traveled to Vietnam with some returning veterans of the war. This was an enlightening and unforgettable trip. This clip represents just a few of the highlights of our ten day visit there.
The Parris Island Marine Band thrilled a standing room only crowd during a performance at the October 28, 2005 Graduation Ceremony. In a finely choreographed program featuring a dazzling drum line performance, it was a great start to a great day for more than 500 new Marines and their families.
MCRD Inspection Parris Island, SC
A newly minted Marine receives instruction on the proper procedures for the removal of prickly facial hair. This circa 1940s film obviously doesn't depict the Corps of today, but the Corps of yesteryear certainly had moments to remember.
Parris Island Marine Rifle Range 1943
In this vintage clip from a home movie you get an inside look at the training of recruits at the Parris Island Rifle Range around 1943. Notice the spartan billeting accomodations, burying of the pesky sand fleas, and a light hearted moment from the Drill Instructors.
From the 1950s to the early 1970s, Phyllis Alexander helped pave the way for the new generations of Marines who would follow. She was a retired Marine Chief Warrant Officer, a former drill instructor, and for more than a decade she was a volunteer at the Parris Island Museum. She was in charge of the Museum Gift Shop and you could certainly tell she loved meeting people and sharing her experiences with the many thousands who passed through there. At Parris Island Phyllis Alexander was an icon. Like “Iron Mike” and the Iwo Jima Monument, she was a constant and familiar presence. The Parris Island Museum Gift Shop is now named "Alexander Ship's Store" in her honor.
Under the direction of CWO-2 Robert Szabo, the Quantico Marine Band visited Parris Island, SC on August 6, 2004 and delivered a dynamic performance for the families attending the Graduation Ceremony.
Since 1918 American women have served as members of the Marine Corps. Answering the nation's call for help during times of crisis, their fiery patriotism proved to be the equal of their male counterparts. During World Wars I and II, their role was to "Free a Marine to Fight." As the women of each generation have taken their turn to serve, the have broadened their role in the Marine Corps. Referred to as Marinettes, WR's and WM's in earlier years......today they need no special moniker. They are MARINES!