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Keith Clark, Bugler at JFK’s Funeral

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Keith Clark would have turned 90 on November 21st. Here is some information on the bugler who sounded Taps at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy. KEITH COLLAR CLARK (1927-2002) Keith Clark was the Principal Bugler with The United States Army Band who was placed in the world spotlight when he was called to […]

Retreat and To The Color

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

  RETREAT AND TO THE COLOR Retreat is a daily ceremony held at all military installations as the national flag is lowered at the end of the day. The ceremony of Retreat is derived from the one of the three required formations in the Army. These formations date back to the Revolutionary War and were […]

Donna-Mae Smith Bugler

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Donna-Mae Smith First Woman Bugler in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps SOUNDING HER FINAL NOTE By Jennifer Mathis www.newsreview.info It’s one thing to wake up at 5 o’clock each morning. It’s another thing to wake up at 5 o’clock and sound the trumpet an hour later. During her time in the Army, Donna-Mae Smith was […]

Protocol for Taps

Friday, September 29th, 2017

PROTOCOL FOR TAPS INSTRUCTION FOR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PLEASE HELP US WITH A DONATION YOUR HELP KEEPS THIS WEBSITE RUNNING WITHOUT ADS THANKS!! If you are having trouble with the PayPaL link, use this one: https://www.paypal.me/TapsBugler Protocol for Taps Instruction for military and civilian YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THIS PROTOCOL BY CLICKING HERE One […]

Tomb of the Unknown Ceremonies

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Changing of the Guard and Wreath Laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns At each Changing of the Guard and Wreath Laying the relief commander salutes the tomb and announces what is about happen.  “Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please. I am (name and rank) of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, United States Army, […]

Air Force Sergeant Traces Bugle’s History

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Air Force Sergeant Traces Bugle’s History By Rudi Williams American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 8, 2000 – Military buglers have been communicating with troops and their families for centuries. Decked out in a Civil War Union soldier’s uniform, Air Force Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva stands at a bugle display table at Arlington (Va.) […]

From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

A bugle, a soldier, and a real hero of September 11th Above is a photo of US Army PFC Ira Rolston sounding a captured Viet Cong bugle in the Ia Drang Valley Battle in 1965. I found this picture some time ago while researching at the National Archives. The picture floored me as here appeared […]

100 Nights of Taps

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me by Jari Villanueva On any weekday at cemeteries throughout the United States, a military ritual occurs that is both familiar and moving. An escort of honor comes to attention and presents arms. Next, a firing party fires three rifle volleys. After the briefest of moments, a bugler sounds […]

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