In The News: Bluffton Cadet Promises Not To Take Saber To Inaugural Parade

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Ashley Pittman knows the Secret Service probably would disapprove if she brought her saber to Barack Obama’s inauguration.

The 18-year-old Bluffton resident is a member of the national Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard, which is performing Tuesday in the inaugural parade.

Ashley, recently named the group’s youngest color guard captain, is known by many cadets as a "saber girl," using finesse and balance to spin the weapon, she said. Color guard cadets also spin flags and rifles, moves they incorporate into modern dance routines.

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Posted by on Monday, January 19th, 2009. Filed under DCI World.