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Military Participants Named for Inaugural Escort, Parade

By Master Sgt. Stephen Barrett, USA
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 1997 – Officials at the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee released the names of units marching during the inauguration of President Bill Clinton here Jan. 20.

Military units in the 1997 Inaugural Parade include active duty and reserve component units representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard academies will also join in the inauguration celebration.

Military marching units participate in two separate processions. The Presidential Escort will lead Clinton and the president's party from the U.S. Capitol through the Cordon of Honor along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

Army Maj. Gen. Robert Foley, chairman of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee and commander of the Army's Military District of Washington, will lead the presidential escort. The escort also includes the U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) and ceremonial platoons from the five Washington-based ceremonial units. Once the president's official party arrives at the White House reviewing stand, the inaugural parade will begin.

Military participants are:

1997 Presidential Escort

Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, Suitland, Md.

The U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own), Fort Myer, Va.

3rd U. S. Infantry (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va.

Company B, Marine Corps Ceremonial Guard, Marine Barracks, Washington

United States Navy Ceremonial Guard, Anacostia Naval Station, Washington

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Bolling AFB, Washington

U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, Alexandria, Va.

U.S. Army Commander in Chief’s Guard, 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va.

Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Fort Myer, Va.

1997 Presidential Parade Participants:

U.S. Army Staff

U.S. Army Field Band, Fort Meade, Md.

U.S. Military Academy Company, West Point, N.Y.

Company E, 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va.

U.S. Army Color Guard (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va.

Composite Company, District of Columbia Army National Guard, Washington

1st Brigade (Military Police), 80th Institutional Training Division, Fort Meade, Md.

U.S. Marine Corps Staff

The U.S. Marine Band (The President's Own), Marine Barracks, Washington

Company B, Marine Corps Ceremonial Honor Guard, Marine Barracks, Washington

U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, Marine Barracks, Washington

Company C, 8th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Tallahassee, Fla., U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

U.S. Navy Staff

U.S. Navy Band, Washington Navy Yard, Washington

9th Company, Brigade of Midshipmen, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Marching Company, Washington Navy Yard, Washington

U.S. Navy Color Guard, Ceremonial Guard, Naval Station Anacostia, Washington

National Capital Region Naval Reserve Marching Unit, Washington

U.S. Air Force Staff

U.S. Air Force Band, Bolling AFB, Washington

Cadet Squadron 32, The U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

U.S. Air Force Color Guard Marching Squadron, Bolling AFB, Washington

U.S. Air Force Color Guard, Bolling AFB, Washington

District of Columbia Air National Guard Marching Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.

459th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Andrews AFB, Md.

U.S. Coast Guard Staff

U.S. Coast Guard Band, New London, Conn.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Company, New London, Conn.

U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Company, Cape May, N.J.

U.S. Coast Guard 1790 Color Guard, Yorktown Reserve Training Center, Yorktown, Va.

U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center Company, Yorktown, Va.

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