We just got back from our drill meet at Concordia Lutheran High School in Terre Haute, IN. It was a long trip but it was worth it because out Unarmed Exibition squad placed 4th out of 19 teams and our Unarmed Platoon Team placed 4th out of 27 teams. It was a big meet in a relatively small school. During the meet, a little comical relief was provided by a team from Gary, IN. Let's just say the commander of this Armed Exib. Sq. was a little too light on his feet. The only depressing thing about the trip was our performance with our Armed Regulation Squad. We did horrible. This is due in part to two members of the team that can't march well and the fact that the commander is completely unsure of herself. We placed 20th of 32 in the rankings, and I couldn't believe teams did worse than us. The inspection for Armed Reg. Sq. was abysmal. Virtually all of our shoes were scuffed, but try as I might, I can't seem to get scuffs out of patent leather shoes. It's not a matter of cleaning them, the shoes are actually abraised. Anyway, it was a good meet overall. Go Rocket Battalion!
-C/SGM Charles Rohrbach Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, IN. Army JROTC