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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. […]

Charlie Hughes The Baxter Bugler

Charlie Hughes: The Baxter Bugler By Jari Villanueva © 2016 TapsBugler The recent articles about persons playing Taps every night as tribute to veterans got me thinking about bugle records. Has there been anyone who has played consistently for a period of time? And using a real bugle. There are two who are featured as […]

D-Day 75 TAPS

Register to perform at https://tapsforveterans.org/dday75 On June 6, 1944 Americans awoke to the news that landings had taken place in France. More than 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in an assault (Operation Overlord) that was the largest seaborne invasion in military history and proved critical to the eventual defeat of the Third Reich. […]

D-Day Trumpet returns to Normandy Beaches

By Kenny Bierschenk Carried onto Omaha Beach in 1944 Taps will be sounded on the 75th D-Day Anniversary on this trumpet This trumpet laid beneath the body of a soldier wounded on Omaha Beach on D-Day 1944. On May 4, 2019, I “met” the horn I’ll play in Normandy at the American Cemetery on June […]

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  1. Louis Benz (Bentz)-West Point Bugler
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