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8:34am 09-30-2022
Larry Herzog Jr.

Year(s) in the Corps

1989

Section in the Corps

Baritone Bugle

Your Favorite Food

chicken fricassee with dumplings

What You Want For Christmas

Adams E3 Custom Euphonium
Getting back into playing after MANY years away. Have many fond memories of Keesler AFB and my time with the corps!
10:34pm 09-28-2022
Michael Sexton

Year(s) in the Corps

1976-77

Section in the Corps

Rifles

Your Favorite Food

N/A

What You Want For Christmas

N/A
Don’t know if anybody will see this after all these years but would love to hear from anybody what happened to all the rip off items?
11:03am 09-23-2022
Allen Hughey

Year(s) in the Corps

Jan - Dec 1966

Section in the Corps

Bugles - carried one of the two long horns
I went to the Corps right after second phase basic. I had two great roommates that got me through the Boot phase rather quickly with two Super Boot awards. We marched a lot of local parades and performed at special events on holidays like the Sailors Home for Veterans Day. I was Bay Chief for a while and then moved to Assistant Drum Major for the last few months of my tour. I retired as a Senior Master Sgt from the HQ AFCC IG Team at Scott AFB, IL on 1 Dec 1985. The Corps was a great start to my career. Paul Salisbury, Eddie Quick and Tim English were some of the troops I hung out with.
8:19am 08-18-2022
Roderick Nix

Year(s) in the Corps

88-89

Section in the Corps

Bass drum

Your Favorite Food

Tacos
Had the privilege to march in the Mardi Gras parades in 89
8:18am 08-18-2022
Roderick Nix

Year(s) in the Corps

88-89

Section in the Corps

Bass drum

Your Favorite Food

Tacos
Had the privilege to march in the Mardi Gras parades in 89
5:21pm 04-02-2022
Edward Smith

Year(s) in the Corps

1959-1960

Section in the Corps

Horns (French)

Your Favorite Food

Anything edible

What You Want For Christmas

No Snow
Remembering our performance in the main parade event for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We took top honors and scored highest in marching musical performers (including the Army Band, Air Force Band, and multiple colleges).
WHAT A NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!
4:04pm 03-20-2022
Robert Thomas Burns

Year(s) in the Corps

1963

Section in the Corps

Horns

Your Favorite Food

taco

What You Want For Christmas

I want everyone to have a merry Jesus Christ birthday party.
I want to think the Corps members, and the wonderful officers at Kessler. When a member of the Corps, July 1, 1963 was a very dark day for me when I learned my father had dropped dead for a heart attack. My dear friends in the Corps became my family, as did the commanding officers and they all helped me get through that time of sorrow and grief. I am forever in their debt.
7:30pm 01-16-2022
James Mavec

Year(s) in the Corps

September 61 - May 62

Section in the Corps

Base Baritone

Your Favorite Food

Cornish Pasties

What You Want For Christmas

Conservative governments. I took an oath to protect the Constitution
What a wonderful experience. I wish I had taken pictures and kept up with some of the great people I met. I think I'm in some of Ian's photos, but being in the back row had it's disadvantages. I'm looking forward to a southern trip next year and expect to stop by Keesler for a visit. Hurricanes and modernization have changed it beyond recognition, I'm sure.
11:42am 12-09-2021
Jerry Karow

Year(s) in the Corps

1965

Section in the Corps

Drum Major

Your Favorite Food

Oysters on the half shell.

What You Want For Christmas

More GOOD news from the media.
Also DM at Lacklald. Keesler bennies included air conditiones baracks! Marched with Boy's of '76 in '64.
8:01pm 10-29-2021
Gregory Montgomery

Year(s) in the Corps

1986

Section in the Corps

Drum Line

Your Favorite Food

Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

A recording of one of the performances in the spring and early summer of 1986
Stick Sergeant Drum line
10:35am 07-08-2021
A1C Carlos Hernandez

Year(s) in the Corps

2021

Section in the Corps

Drum Major

Your Favorite Food

Salmon

What You Want For Christmas

Snow
It has been a trip to read up on the history of this Corps and to see it's change over the many years of its existence. I am seeing to reviving it here in Tech school as is. Aiming to build it strong enough to last a long while before I depart!!
1:04am 05-31-2021
Victor Moy

Year(s) in the Corps

1965-1966

Section in the Corps

Drums

Your Favorite Food

everything

What You Want For Christmas

Peace and Good Health for all
1st Lt Jerry Williams recruited me and 2nd Lt McIntosh was the next OIC. Played snare drum. Clarence Moore from Cincinnati was our Drum Sgt. Great memories of the Blue Knights. Remember seeing Jerry Lee Lewis and Etta James perform at the Airmens Club.
4:35am 03-27-2021
Joe Mintel

Year(s) in the Corps

1970

Section in the Corps

Horn

What You Want For Christmas

good health
I played with the Drum and Bugle Corps back in 1970 when at Keesler for Morse systems training.
Just recently I joined the Tuba and Euphonium forum on-line and ran into several former Blue Knights!
Small world!
3:01pm 03-26-2021
Evan Weeks

Year(s) in the Corps

2000 (from May to approximately October, IIRC)

Section in the Corps

Tuba

Your Favorite Food

Red Hots

What You Want For Christmas

A hippopotamus
I arrived from BMT (band flight, of course) sometime in May of 2000 and if I recall correctly my school lasted 6 months (AFSC: 3C0X2). During that time I played Tuba when we'd do Reville and Retreat, and I also recall having to do ruffles & flourishes for a few visiting dignitaries at one point. I left for Maxwell AFB after my short time at the base, having enjoyed the experience despite its challenges.
8:40pm 01-08-2021
Ron Hayashi

Year(s) in the Corps

August 1960 to end of April 1961

Section in the Corps

Horns

Your Favorite Food

Pizza at Madelines in Biloxi. We made our own pizzas there.
Also looking for Sean Fogerty, he was our Guideon Carrier, and a Snare Drummer whose last name was Joos. Can't remember his first name. I introduced him to his girlfriend in Biloxi. They were getting married when I left in April of 1961.
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