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William Carson Medal of Honor Bugler

Friday, October 19th, 2018

William J. Carson was one of about twenty Civil War Musicians to receive the Medal of Honor. He is the only musician ever to receive the medal for musical duties. Born in Westmorland County, Pa., in 1840, he had grown up in Ohio. On September 2, 1861, he enlisted at Greenfield, Ohio in the 15th […]

Leo Foster WWI Bugler

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Remembering forgotten veterans of World War I By Ashley Strickland, CNN Nov 2014 CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/11/us/remembering-wwi-veterans/?cid=homepage-ob-gc&iref=obnetwork Foster, far right, with his fellow buglers. (CNN) — In 1917, at age 24, Leo Foster went from being a musician to an instrument of war. The La Crosse, Wisconsin, native isn’t in any textbook. His name didn’t go down […]

Sounds of Remembrance

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Sounds of Remembrance On November 11, 1918 World War I came to and end with the Armistice that took effect at 11 am. Thus was born the phrase: “The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” As the war came to an end bugles were sounded including a rendition of Taps General […]

When the Moment Came, He Was Ready!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

The Story of Firefighter Julius Pontecorvo Originally published in The New York Brass Conference, 2002 Journal During the weeks and months which have followed the terrible tragedy of September 11th, 2001, Julius Pontecorvo, Official Bugler of the New York City Fire Department, has had the somber duty and privilege to perform “Taps” for many FDNY […]

From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Monday, September 10th, 2018

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 […]

Hitting the High Notes

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Hitting the High Notes…For Those that say I have one of the worst Jobs. My preparation is always the same. My instrument is so highly polished, that even on a dark day, its gleaming on all sides and angles. A mirror of every visible image. The carrying case is dark and deep black with a […]

The Bugle Call That Went Viral

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

The Bugle Call That Went Viral CLICK START BUTTON TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST From: Between The Liner Notes. Between the Liner Notes is a documentary style podcast about music, why it is the way it is and how it got to be that way. Episodes are released the first Monday of every month. www.betweenthelinernotes.com […]

The Night That Taps Was Played Twice

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Night That Taps Was Played Twice A Personal Reminiscence Growing up in Wisconsin during the 1950s and 60s, I was active in the Boy Scouts. At that time, World War II was still in the not so distant past and many of the Scout dads were veterans. Over the years I encountered dads who […]

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  1. William Carson Medal of Honor Bugler
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  5. From Vietnam to the World Trade Center