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11:12am 11-11-2013
Geoffry L. Bush

Year(s) in the Corps

Jan 1970 - Sept 1970

Section in the Corps

1st Baritone Bugle & Assistant Drum Major

Your Favorite Food

Beef

What You Want For Christmas

Whirled Peas
Being in the Corps was by far some of my favorite memories. I still have my rope, helmet and whistle.
10:10am 11-11-2013
Michael P. McCrite

Year(s) in the Corps

'84

Section in the Corps

Rifles

Your Favorite Food

As a former Corp Whore, you can guess...

What You Want For Christmas

To live the time again...
Finding this site brought a needed smile about good times....
6:06pm 11-02-2013
Gayle Ladoceour DeMe

Year(s) in the Corps

N/A

Section in the Corps

N/A
Hello, I wanted to tell you I enjoyed your story. I came across your it while looking up information on my dad who was at Keesler late 52 to sometime in 1954. Thank you for posting it.
Sincerely,
Gayle Ladoceour DeMeo
2:17pm 10-30-2013
James Demas Jr.

Year(s) in the Corps

Lowry Golden Eagles 1972

Section in the Corps

Trumpet (Bugle)

Your Favorite Food

ANY !

What You Want For Christmas

World Peace !
I Saw Someone Said They Were The Instructor For Lowry Golden Eagles 70-73 The Instructor I Remember Was Cliff Richmond. Only Remember One Other Member Perry Guthrie (Arlos Cousin, Just Check With Arlo The Other Day and Said It Sounds Right)
6:40pm 10-15-2013
WIlliam Goodman

Year(s) in the Corps

Jan 1981-Sep1981

Section in the Corps

Corps Commander May-Sept 1981, Bugle Section

Your Favorite Food

Whatever my wife cooks for me.......

What You Want For Christmas

World Peace
Some of the best times I had in my over 20 year Air Force career.
3:57pm 10-02-2013
Robert Clark

Year(s) in the Corps

1972

Section in the Corps

Tenor Drum

Your Favorite Food

Eggs and sausage
Nice to see the corps survived all these years. It was a truly wonderful few months.
6:52am 07-29-2013
Frank Schoepf

Year(s) in the Corps

Jan 1961 to Dec 1961

Section in the Corps

Bugle Sargeant

Your Favorite Food

Italian

What You Want For Christmas

Ron Cassell's 1959 Corvette
Started on Baritone bugle, then Soprano. Also played trombone in Keesler Kommanders dance band. Marched under three Drum Majors: Johnson, Max Shultz and Ian Glenday, and made lifelong friends. Radar maintenance 30332 in school.
4:59pm 07-04-2013
David Duell

Year(s) in the Corps

End of 1971 (6 months)

Section in the Corps

Bugles

Your Favorite Food

Fish, Italian, Tai etc...etc..

What You Want For Christmas

All the years back !!!
I had played trumpet in Middle and High School and some afterwards, so when I joined AF in '71 and my first assignment was to Keesler AFB I immediately found the Blue Knights. After an incredible 72 hours (do they still do that?) I had a blast and would have continued, but got a re-assignment and moved to Chanute IL. The time I did play, was extremely memorable. Thanks for creating this site. My best to y'all.
7:50pm 06-03-2013
Michael Adams

Year(s) in the Corps

1979-1980

Section in the Corps

bugles

Your Favorite Food

beef stew

What You Want For Christmas

john deere gator
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Not a ditty bop but I did at least learn that "HIT IT" ( other than SOS it is the only code I know)
Baritone bugle and quartermaster latter part of year and helped with clean up of Hurricane Fredrick... Loved the vets at Pascagula that worked with us during that trying time. Keesler was my Avionics Training base. Some of the times are sketchy due to a special place called "Maws" just out the back gate ( if i even remember the name correctly). I will look for some pics that survived my own fire in 1982 and post them sometime.
12:18pm 05-18-2013
Kristi (Pfeifer)

Year(s) in the Corps

1979-1980

Section in the Corps

Rifles

Your Favorite Food

Salmon

What You Want For Christmas

A pony!
My time in the corps was one of the most memorable periods of my life. Would love to see more former members join as alumni, as well as joining the sister site on FB. Hoping for a reunion some day!
12:13pm 05-14-2013
Bruce Davis

Year(s) in the Corps

May 1967 - December 1977

Section in the Corps

Tenor Drum

Your Favorite Food

Smoked Brisket

What You Want For Christmas

To be 25 years younger
I passed my room inspection and got my rope when Buddy Colangelo was head of the drum line in May of '67. I think Ron Francois took over soon after.

Names I remember from the Corps other than Buddy and Ron are Jerry McCants (baritone horn) who ended up in Misawa Japan with me, Jim Garrett (soprano horn) from California (I think his dad worked for Bechtel out of San Francisco), a guy named “Puckett” who brought moonshine back with him when he went home on leave (he used to get drunk and fall asleep in the shower with the water running using a big sponge for a pillow), a guy named Clay (I think he was a bass drummer) from NYC and Mac our OIC. I think the Corps Sweetheart was named Connie at the time.
Lt. Macintosh had an apartment in a house down by the Gulf where we had a few parties. I dated a girl who lived downstairs from him for a while. That was a little strange.

I marched at the VFW Nationals the summer of 1967 and remember that the guy who played the "Call to Colors" (don't remember his name) had his slide out too far and did the whole thing off key.

I have some pictures from the period when we changed from the white helmets with the thick blue stripe to the shako and will attach them to the site if I can find them. (I liked the helmets and thought the shakos looked stupid with our uniforms).

Lastly, I remember the Keesler Male Chorus warming up across the quad in the evenings singing obscenely lewd lines, in perfect harmony, that I won't repeat here.
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11:13am 05-07-2013
Darrell Dubuque

Year(s) in the Corps

1987 - 1988

Section in the Corps

Brass /Trumpet

Your Favorite Food

Steak at the mess hall----eat your heart out Navy

What You Want For Christmas

The Helmet from initiation!!!
I sent a message earlier and got my dates wrong. Suprised there is a web site!!!!
11:08am 05-07-2013
Darrell Dubuque

Year(s) in the Corps

2

Section in the Corps

Brass - Trumpet

Your Favorite Food

Steak

What You Want For Christmas

Two front teeth
I remember my time with the drum and bugle corp very well. Was in fact the Corp commander. I loved it and miss it very much!!! Still have a few pictures. I hope the missle and helmet are still there!!! lol
9:40pm 03-30-2013
Ken Perry

Year(s) in the Corps

Sept 1989- March1990

Section in the Corps

Rifles

Your Favorite Food

Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

A trip back to Germany
Look's like I am the first from my time to sign in. I will try and dig up some old photo's to send. Being part of this unit was some of the best times I had while at Keesler.
1:45pm 03-29-2013
Paul Rozman

Year(s) in the Corps

June 1972 - Jan 1973

Section in the Corps

Bugle - Bugle Sergeant
It was great being a part of the Keesler Drum and Bugle Corps.
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