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Mariner Drummer Wears An Awesome Leopard Skin Poncho In The Inaugural Parade

A member of the Merchant Marine Academy Band added something a little extra to her uniform.

1. Drummers in military corps traditionally wear some form of “leopard skin” over their uniforms. This custom dates back to the Roman legions and is primarily practiced in the United Kingdom nowadays.

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2. These facts and explanations do not make this poncho any less amazing:

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.
 
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