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THROUGH THE 1960s
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Through the years the drill team has been official greeters for visiting dignitaries. Some of the visitors were:

  • Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon
  • Singers Chad and Jeremy, who sang on ice and had dinner with the team
  • Actress Debbie Reynolds
  • Actor Warren Beatty
Ruby-red lips, white drill shoes and hairnets helped give the final touch to the uniformed look. However, the "no bangs" rule made it difficult to hide adolescent zits.

Wing-tip eyeglasses and pale pink with white outline lipstick were the fashion rage.

Aqua green was chosen for the second set of uniforms; however, it faded in the direct sunlight after the first year. The third and following sets reverted to traditional Chinese red.

The 1960s initiated creative activities during the overnight trips:

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  • Faces and legs decorated with food coloring;
  • Everyone's tennis shoes discovered in a giant pile;
  • Saran wrap over the toilet bowls;
  • Sound asleep girls being dragged in their sleeping bags to other places in the gym

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