Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

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 […]

History of Bands in World War 1 Part 1

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

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 […]

Bugles on D-Day

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

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

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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 […]

Charlie Hughes The Baxter Bugler

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

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 Trumpet returns to Normandy Beaches

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

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 […]

Memorial Day At Arlington

Friday, May 24th, 2019

The Flying Tigers Ceremony at Arlington My Memorial Day Story I was on active duty with the USAF Band from 1985-2008 as a trumpeter and bugler in the Ceremonial Brass. In 1988 I was assigned to sound Taps at the annual reunion and memorial service for the Flying Tigers, the famed WWII flying unit in […]

What Taps Means To Me

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

100 Nights of Taps Gettysburg 2019 starts Monday May 27 and continues every evening in the National Cemetery in Gettysburg with a live sounding of Taps at 7 PMCLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK PAGE Taps at GettysburgWhat Taps means to meby Jari Villanueva On any weekday at cemeteries throughout the United States, a military ritual […]

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