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12:14pm 12-12-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

1986

Section in the Corps

Bugles (Tuba Line)
I enjoyed my stint at Keesler AFB. 304x4 Tech School.
11:21am 11-24-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

48 weeks

Section in the Corps

Triangle... And percussion, bass drum section leader, cymbals, tenor drum and glock

Your Favorite Food

Mexicans tour of keesler afb
Hi all , I came into the d&b about June 1964, left in June '65. Rick Borelli was drum major for most of my time, Mohrman was percussion section leader, he created the snare routine called 'styx' . Lt. Jerry Williams was Corp leader. I can't remember his name but our black guidon started the twirling and throwing the guidon up in the air, he was very talented. I miss our flag football games between the barracks. Hope to hear from some of "old gang" , haha , literally old now , ciao 4 now , phil
11:13am 11-24-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

48 weeks

Section in the Corps

Triangle... And percussion, bass drum section leader, cymbals, tenor drum and glock

Your Favorite Food

Mexicans tour of keesler afb
Hi all , I came into the d&b about June 1964, left in June '65. Rick Borelli was drum major for most of my time, Mohrman was percussion section leader, he created the snare routine called 'styx' . Lt. Jerry Williams was Corp leader. I can't remember his name but our black guidon started the twirling and throwing the guidon up in the air, he was very talented. I miss our flag football games between the barracks. Hope to hear from some of "old gang" , haha , literally old now , ciao 4 now , phil
8:51am 11-24-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

1992

Section in the Corps

Soprano and Corps Commander (Red Rope)
332nd Mad Dogs, Electronic Warfare Systems. May to December 1992.
7:30am 10-31-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

09/73 to 05/74

Section in the Corps

Cymbals/Bass Drum

Your Favorite Food

Steak

What You Want For Christmas

A new airplane
It was a crazy and fun time. Marched parades everywhere. Mardi Gras was incredible, 10 1/2 miles. Some of the best times I ever had.
1:17pm 10-03-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

1992

Section in the Corps

Soprano and Corps Commander (Red Rope)
332nd Mad Dogs (Electronic Warfare Systems), May - December 1992.
2:50am 08-31-2017
Rachel Penney Miller

Year(s) in the Corps

1989

Section in the Corps

Drums: cymbals, tritoms, snare

Your Favorite Food

Snow crab seafood.

What You Want For Christmas

For everyone to be happy.
Was at Keesler AFB for most of '89 & got into D&B corps because I just happened to be assigned to live there in 19th squadron.
It was so much fun. I never anticipated being part of such a fun group. We went on so many parades all around the area when everyone else was off & doing whatever they felt like. I don't regret it one bit. Sgt Gossett was in charge during that time and he also insisted that I learn to read music, rather than play by ear. I'm out now & living in the Atlanta GA area. I can be reached at
penneyrachel@icloud.com.
1:43am 08-16-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

1960

Section in the Corps

Horn

Your Favorite Food

MPV just about any meat,potatoe and vegetable.

What You Want For Christmas

time with family
one valve + rotator.horn. great times. survived one mild hurricane, stupid race riots, unofficial parade in New Orleans, and a year of electronics tech school. Lackland AFB was easy and waiting for school opening after arriving at Keesler was my intro to D&B corps. (KP was the default choice) After my first leave home, I had my 1950 Dodge which made the 90 miles to New Orleans often. Gas was 20 Cents/gal. My AFSC was ECM and I spent 3 years in and around B-47's. To my surprise, I once got orders to pick up a burgle from base supply and travel orders to play Taps at a memorial service. I had not touched a horn in two years since Keesler and was very nervus. I loved the drum beat which I try to duplicatX6g7Yetable.Often I recall the calipso melody echoing between the French Quarter buildings. I was recently at the main gate of Keesler but didn't have the contact info to get on base. The Biloxi museum had pictures of Katrinas devastation.
4:22am 04-14-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

Sep 69 - Aug 70

Section in the Corps

Contra Bass

Your Favorite Food

Sam Adams!

What You Want For Christmas

Sam Adams!
I got to Keesler 30 days after Camille just as the body searches stopped. Was in PATS (personnel awaiting tech school) for 10 weeks waiting for the backlog of students to clear. I attended basic electronics on the newly created C-Shift from midnight to 6 for about three or four weeks. In the corps I was a contra bass player, but occasionally filled in on baritone. Capt Barnes was in command with then TSgt Roundtree as NCOIC. Sarge received MSgt before I left in Aug 70. Sarge's wife ( we called her Mom) worked in student assignments and would help us to get good assignments if they were open and available to our AFSC. I went to CCKAB in Taichung, Taiwan. Just found an old friend from the corps, Sam Coppola. I'm sending the site manager all my pics just pulled out of the basement. I retired in July, 1989.
8:47am 03-19-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

6 months

Section in the Corps

drum

Your Favorite Food

any

What You Want For Christmas

to hit the lottery for a few hundred million
Met some good people and had a great time!
11:46am 03-11-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

1961-1962

Section in the Corps

Bass Baritone Bugle

Your Favorite Food

Mississippi Crab Po Boys

What You Want For Christmas

Jaguar XF Coupe
What a wonderful Experience. I think about it frequently.
I especially recall the trip to Moody AFB and the Mari Gras parade.
The air conditioned barracks were a welcomed relief from the Triagle hot house cinder block barracks.
The troops were Fantastic. I especially remember Bob Evans. What a classy guy.
I'm delighted to have found this web site. Too bad so much was lost in Camile.
4:15pm 02-14-2017

Year(s) in the Corps

1976

Section in the Corps

Horn
I fondly remember the Black Corp's Shined boot and the sand of Biloxi Shore. I proudly salute The Keesler Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corp
7:02am 10-21-2016

Year(s) in the Corps

Jan - Dec 1961

Section in the Corps

Bugle Sargent

Your Favorite Food

Italian

What You Want For Christmas

Ron Cassell's '59 Corvette
Blue Knights 1961 was a fabulous experience. Several of us also played in the Keesler Kommanders dance band; regulars at the Biloxi USO, Arnold Hall and the Officer's club. When I joined the Drum Major was a sharp troop named Johnson, followed by Max Shultz and then Ian Glenday. Corps sweetheart was Dominica Termini. One of our OIC's was Lt. Richard Byerly; we used to swap cars when he needed one with an airman's sticker (dating an enlisted WAF). I got to drive his new Austin Healy and get salutes at the gate.
6:49am 10-11-2016

Year(s) in the Corps

june 1964 - may 1965

Section in the Corps

percussion
missed putting in my last name
6:46am 10-11-2016

Year(s) in the Corps

june 1964 - may 1965

Section in the Corps

percussion, bass drum tenor glock, cymbals , but bass was my baby, booom booom

Your Favorite Food

da 'wifs' cooking

What You Want For Christmas

to march with the d & b again in the new orleans mardi gras parade
Lt Jerry was our OIC , he was from Carmel , Il. , i forgot his last name he married the corps sweetheart, Valerie, Borelli was the drum major, the corps marched in a parade in Alabama, i came back with a ton of manure on the bass drum, i had a few blobs on me too, hahaha, it was fun anyway. left USAF in july 1968 , came back into USAF Reserves in Jan '86 and retired in june 2003. did 2 tours in SEA in '67 n '68. in Reserves did support of desert storm , eternal freedom and afghanistan. sure miss the gang. well God bless you all and yours, and God bless the U.S. of A. email: bumpo2@hotmail.com
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