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Bicycle Bugles and Bugling

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Bicycle Bugles and Bugling By Paul Schmidt This article was written for “The Wheelmen” who kindly granted permission to reprint. www.thewheelmen.org The bicycle bugle, along with the club uniform, was an indispensable part of highwheel cycling activities in the 1880’s. Nothing was more desirable for proper formation discipline and maneuvers of the cyclists than a […]

The extraordinary life and lasting military legacy of Oliver Willcox Norton

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Soldier, Author, Bugler The extraordinary life and lasting military legacy of Oliver Willcox Norton By Theodore J. Karle Published here with the kind permission of militaryimages.atavist.com The article can be found at: https://militaryimages.atavist.com/soldier-author-bugler-oliver-wilcox-norton-winter-2016 Oliver Willcox Norton, a modest and self-effacing Pennsylvania schoolteacher, left behind one of America’s lasting military legacies. His Civil War service included […]

A BUGLE CALL REMEMBERED-Taps at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy

Friday, November 24th, 2017

On the anniversary of the funeral services for President John F. Kennedy, a look at the sounding of Taps that was heard worldwide.   A Bugle Call Remembered: Taps  at the Funeral of President John F. Kennedy By Jari Villanueva © 2013 All Rights Reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission […]

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 […]

What is Veterans Day?

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Some thoughts and suggestions for ways to honor our nation’s veterans While I applaud Americans who honor our nation’s military dead, I always wonder why there are so many memorial services held in cemeteries on November 11, Veterans Day. It seems people are confusing Veterans Day with Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day for […]

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 […]

Performance Guidelines for Taps

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The Significance of Taps   There are two pieces of music that particularly stir the hearts and emotions of Americans — The Star-Spangled Banner and Taps. To many Americans Taps conveys an important message through its twenty-four notes. To U.S. soldiers from the Civil War on, when sounded at night the call meant that all […]

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