The Marine Corps’ Silent Drill Platoon will have at least five Marines punished after hazing rituals are found to have included beatings and applying Icy Hot to genitals. A four-month long investigation took place after command leadership learned of possible hazing incidents during a class. The Silent Drill Platoon has an elite reputation for conducting closed order drills without any voice commands. Their reputation has now been tarnished after five Marines pleaded guilty to their accusations and a video was seen showing a platoon member being choked and beaten.
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