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From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

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 iamge floored me as here appeared […]

John Philip Sousa: A Bibliography

John Philip Sousa: A Bibliography download this bibliography BY CLICKING HERE Berger, Kenneth. The March King and His Band: The Story of John Philip Sousa. New York: Exposition Press, 1957. Bierley, Paul E. The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press, 2006. ———. John Philip Sousa, American Phenomenon. Rev. ed. […]

History of Bands in World War 1 Part 1

THE YANKS ARE COMING US ARMY BANDS OF WORLD WAR I (1917-1919) It was called “The Great War” in the time before we started capitalizing and numbering our world wars. In just over 100 years it has seemingly become, despite the centennial events and commemorations, America’s forgotten war. World War I (WWI) remains the only […]

The Story of the Air Force Song

by Colonel Murray Green, USAF, Retired On July 15, 1939, the U.S. Army Air Corps acquired performance rights to a stirring song that, just two days before, existed only inside the head of Robert Crawford, its composer. Before the first world war, the U.S. Army air arm had changed its name at least four times […]

Louis Benz (Bentz)-West Point Bugler

Louis Benz (Bentz) was a US Army Musician and Chief Bugler of the US Military Academy for 40 years, 1834-1874. He died in his early 70’s, still on active duty at West Point. Born in Orlofen, Germany, the former cavalry musician was a master of the keyed bugle. Preceded in death two years earlier by […]

Bugles on D-Day

D-Day Bugles Were bugles used during the D-Day invasion? It’s a question I get every so often. There is a photo (above) of a US paratrooper on a transport getting ready to jump. The soldier is PFC Don Ross from the S-3 section, HQ, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. If you look closely you […]

WWII Paratrooper with bugle on D-Day

A great image of a Paratrooper of the 506th Parachute Regiment. Can you see the bugle? This is an Army Signal Corps photo taken on 4 June 1944. The soldier is PFC Don Ross from the S-3 section, HQ, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He was originally in I (India) Company. He was sitting […]

Casey At The Bat

On June 3 in 1888: San Francisco Examiner published Casey at the Bat, by “Phin”, a pseudonym for Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1863-1940), a writer and poet. The synopsis of the story is:A baseball team from the fictional town of “Mudville” (implied to be the home team) is losing by two runs in its last inning. […]

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  2. John Philip Sousa: A Bibliography
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