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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 […]

The Story of the Air Force Song

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

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

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

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

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 […]

Casey At The Bat

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

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

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 75 TAPS

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

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. […]

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