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What is Taps?

WHAT IS TAPS? Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to evoke emotion than the twenty-four notes that…

The Taps Myth

Almost every day when I check my e-mails, I get a message or two asking about or forwarding a story for my comment or enlightenment. It starts with, "Reportedly it all began during the Civil War…" and goes on to relate the story of Union Captain Ellicombe and how he finds his wounded Confederate son on a battlefield. The story is that the music of Taps is found in the pocket of the young man and that's how the call came into being. It is a heartwarming and poignant story, but false.

Oliver Willcox Norton

Who was the bugler who first sounded the call of Taps? When it it happen? What did he do after his time in the Army?…

Key for Taps

A question has come up as to what the original key was for Taps. Whether or not it was played on a G Bugle, or…

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…

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…

Memorial Day At Arlington

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…

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