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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 […]

Taps 25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD released on September 12, 2006

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Hard to believe this film is now 35 years old. I was honored to take part in the 25th anniversary re-release in 2006 A re-release of the 1981 film with George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise. It includes a bunch of bonus material including the original TV spots and “The Bugler’s […]

THE LETTER

Friday, November 25th, 2016

THE LETTER A 9-year old’s letter to a US Army Bugler in 1963. Several days after the state funeral for President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963, a young boy named Eddie Hunter sat at a Royal typewriter and wrote a letter to Sergeant Keith Clark of the US Army Band. Several days after […]

Learning to play the Bugle

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Learning to play the bugle. How do I start? Where do I get a bugle? Every week I receive an email from someone who is interested in learning to play the bugle. Their desire is to play for military funerals when a live bugler can’t be found. With the decrease of support from active duty […]

What is Veterans Day?

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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 […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 Who was the general whose name is associated with Taps?  Daniel Adams Butterfield was born in Utica, New York, on October 31, 1831.  He was the third son (of nine children) born to John Butterfield and Malinda Baker Butterfield.  John Butterfield (1801-1869) was a prominent Utica businessman who pioneered the transportation […]

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