Bowing in formation

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by steha124, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. steha124

    steha124 Member

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    Does anyone know what is going on when you see some of the plebes doing what looks like a bow while they are standing in formation? Just curious as I have seen it in numerous pictures...are they waiting to count off or what?
     
  2. shutterbugC

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    Yes, they are counting off. They rise up one at a time and count off.
     
  3. Joyfnp

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    Some of it may be a medical basis, too, just get them to move a little while they have to stand in line. Standing out there on the hot cement, probably not enough water. I know the EMTs are there, but just getting them to move a little helps to keep the blood circulating. I fainted once when I had to stand at parade rest during a military funeral and was in the honor guard....:rolleyes:
     

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