Dear Sgt. Grit,
As I was going through some "old stuff", I ran across something that might be of interest to those that are pictured here. The only name I have is that of a Pvt. Moroni who took a bayonet to the back of his neck while the drill team came to "Present Arms" in a very close quartered situation. Also included is a picture of the Color Guard from 8th & I Marine Barracks that was also in Edinburgh for the "Military Tattoo". This article appeared in the Scottish Daily Mail newspaper on Aug.21, 1958.
As I was present in Edinburgh as a member of the "Commandants Own" (The U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. Wash. D.C.) I was able to obtain this newspaper. After keeping this newspaper all these years, I thought it would be a good idea if it could somehow end up in the hands of those involved. Perhaps if you could display these articles in your Sgt. Grit column we may find some of the ones in these pictures. I only have one copy of this paper, but if there are more than one request, I would be happy to have others copied from the original.
Bill Marshall, Sgt.
USMC '56 – '59 1603464