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Iwo Jima Statue

Echoes in My Mind Across the Grinder at Parris Island

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First Call

Sounded for troops to make the morning roll call.

Sounded for troops to 'Fall In' for morning roll call.

To The Color
Sounded as "Morning Colors" are raised.

Mess Call
Sounded for assembly of troops for chow.

Sounded to signal troops to police grounds, clean quarters or report to other work assignments.

Drill Call
Sounded to assemble on the drill field for instruction.

Sounded to recall troops to their barracks.

Sounded as the evening colors are lowered.

Sounded to secure the post and prepare for hitting the rack.

Sounded as last call of the day - stop all talking and have lights out by the last note.


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