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Larry DuPree Bugler

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Larry Dupree, Bugler and friend By Jari Villanueva, TapsBugler On November 1, 2019 the world lost another Vietnam Veteran and the bugling world lost a performer and supporter-Larry DuPree of Cincinnati, Ohio. Larry was the beloved husband of Jean DuPree, loving father of April (David) Tapscott, proud grandfather of Ashely Mabrey, Hunter Mathson, and Allie […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

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 […]

Bugler at Arlington National Cemetery

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva has spent his entire career playing bugle in the Air Force Ceremonial Brass. In this un-narrated story, he describes his work, playing at ceremonial arrivals at the White House and playing Taps at funerals at Arlington. He also talks about the history of bugle calls and about the most famous playing […]

A Trip to Chanolles France for Taps

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

In August 2009, I was contacted with regard to a memorial service/plaque dedication ceremony to be held in Chanolles France. I was to be sent to provide bugler support for the ceremony, which was to be held to remember the 21 victims of 2 separate plane crashes in 1948 and honor those French citizens who […]

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 […]

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