Blue Cover Used in 1957 by Silent Drill Team

Blue Cover Used in 1957 by Silent Drill Team

The Blue Cover was still utilized in 1956-57 as this photo from 1957 attests. I was a member of the 3rd Silent drill Platoon at Marine Barracks, 8th and I St., Wash. DC. The photo was taken at San Diego Recruit Depot as we performed our drill.

Ralph E Reimers,
Sgt USMC 1955-59

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4 comments


  • Gerry Schemel

    I bought my Dress Blues in 1962 and they came with both white and blue covers. Was told white was for summer and blue for winter.


  • Stone “69 LCpl

    Sgt Grit do you check ID”s


  • Harold W. Weist

    In 1953 at PI, my recruit platoon were issued dress blues. We were given both the white and blue covers and they optional for bad weather.


  • HOWARD A. ELGART

    THE BLUE COVER WAS ALSO USED IN 1952 & 53 WHEN u WAS STATIONED THERE AND THE 1ST PLT WAS THE ONLY SILENT DRILL TEAM


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