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9:19pm 09-17-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

Mar 1970 to Dec 1970

Section in the Corps

Horns-French Horn (with Mario Grossi from CA) and Asst Drum Major (Geoff Bush mentored me)

Your Favorite Food

Moo Goo Gai Pan

What You Want For Christmas

Bring our kiddos (troops) home!
I enlisted in the A.F. in Jan 1970 (my draft number was 55 that year) and got out from PeaseAFB in Feb of 1974, my SSC was "Flight Facilities Equip Repairman"(304x1). In January of 2009 I retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as a Air Traffic Systems Specialist of 28 years.
I joined the Blue Knights in March 1970 and in Dec 1970 where sadly I was removed from the Blue Knights when I requested to be reassigned from the fundamentals self pace program to the regular fundamentals classes...BUT... hind sight proved that this was a good career move..I played the French Horn and was also Asst. Drum Major and I still have my ropes !!!
During my time with the Blue Knights I did various local parades / retirements and I even participated in the commissioning of a submarine.. which I later worked on while being employed at the Portsmouth N.H. Naval Shipyard located in Kittery,Maine.
Hunt(Baritone) and I had a "bout" in our "swimming pool" over the name "TOP TEN" barracks...and of course Tim Tilton crashing down the hall..."BRYON" ...bay wars...ah..some really GOOD memories
24.91.242.47
5:08pm 09-14-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1963

Section in the Corps

Horn

What You Want For Christmas

For everyone celebrate the birth of Christ.
Great time, went to New Jersey and competed.
71.170.193.70
1:51pm 08-26-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

Mar-Nov 1988

Section in the Corps

Drums
Awesome site! I was searching for a patch/logo for the 3419th for my retirement and came across this site.
74.196.65.19
3:24pm 07-30-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1973

Section in the Corps

Color Guard

Your Favorite Food

It's a long list

What You Want For Christmas

Nothing
I arrived in March 1973, departing for permanent duty station in December that year. I became color guard captain early that summer. We were truly one helluva group. Major fun playing football and other sports againt the KMC, whom we pretended to hate. I do have a few photos from those days. I will be sure to send copies. We did not have rifles at that time, although I really wanted to put them in and use some of the fancy drill moves that I learned with the Tennesse State University AFROTC "Tiger Jets" drill team.
24.8.9.9
9:34am 07-01-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1984

Section in the Corps

Drums

Your Favorite Food

BBQ

What You Want For Christmas

Another Year on Earth
Looking for photos from 3-84 to 8-84.
76.178.65.73
8:59am 06-26-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

79

Section in the Corps

Brass

Your Favorite Food

Anything that won't eat me!

What You Want For Christmas

Bb Tuba
Went through Hurricane Fredrick in the Corp. What a trip!! Enjoyed every minute, maybe a little too much, cause after about 2 months I failed a block and had to leave. But I still watched and admired them from the sidelines. Retired in 99 and now follow the DCI whenever close enoght to Knoxville, TN
165.6.96.62
7:27pm 06-19-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1965, 1965

Section in the Corps

Guide-on Bearer

Your Favorite Food

Hamburgers
I have some photos of the 64, 65 Corps. Would be glad to digitize and sent to you.
Great time in the Corps!
174.25.111.164
10:32am 06-17-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1984

Section in the Corps

Rifles

Your Favorite Food

Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

Peace
I was an Autotracker student and had a great time while at Keesler. My favorite pieces were Blue Knight Boogie and Glory Hallelujah. I'd love to make the reunion. Thanks for putting the site together.
99.141.63.199
12:46pm 06-12-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1981-1984

Section in the Corps

NCOIC

Your Favorite Food

Steak and potato

What You Want For Christmas

To have all my friends and family to be healthy and happy
Hope that everyone that is or has been a member of the Corps hope to see all the can make it to the reunion. I plan on being there.
70.178.88.215
11:06pm 05-24-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1981

Section in the Corps

Bugle/Corps Commander

Your Favorite Food

German Food

What You Want For Christmas

World Peace
I was in the bugle section while there and was one of the few to get corps drunk and sharp rope at the same time. I was elected Corps Commander my last 4 months there (May-Aug 81) Had a blast, went to Disney World, Flew to Barksdale, Marched in Mardi Gras parades. Women really do like a man in uniform..... Loved being part of it. Absolutely the best time in my 21 years in the Air Force.
75.132.153.103
12:38am 05-13-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1984

Section in the Corps

Horn
I was a Blue Knight from Jun-Oct 1984, although only at Keesler for a short time I have many fond memories. I remember playing in the World's Fair parade down Bourbon Street, the Fireman's Parade in Biloxi, and a Fish or Shrimp fry in Biloxi attended by the USFL team. Met Marcus Dupree. Joe Lopez and Kline were good friends and I'm embarrassed to say I'm the one with the bag over my head in Mayer's photo next to Kline. I remember taking great pride in our 'show dorm' keeping the floors polished to a high shine. Thanks for allowing me to reminisce! BTW, retired last year after 27 1/2 years.
208.180.195.121
10:27pm 05-12-2012

Your Favorite Food

pizza
I like your site. Keep up the good work!

Jenny
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173.27.196.68
2:52pm 05-12-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

November 2011 - April 2012

Section in the Corps

Brass, Corps Commander
The Drum and Bugle program was kind of a small program when I came in to Keesler, but by the time I'd left, it was nearly 40 people strong (we don't have our own color guard or rifle section, just brass and percussion). I have the Blue Knights to thank for the best memories I have of Keesler, not to mention the opportunity of leadership it gave me when I was able to step up as the Corps Commander after only a month in (more like, I raised my hand, but...). I'm proud to have been a Blue Knight, and I hope I've done the corps proudly in my time as a part of it. Honor. Tradition. Power.
108.129.85.61
1:30pm 05-11-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1983

Section in the Corps

Drums
Retired from the Airforce but being in the Blue Knights was some of the best times.
209.22.221.73
2:57pm 04-25-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1979 - 1980

Section in the Corps

Rifle

Your Favorite Food

Salmon

What You Want For Christmas

You want the whole list???
My memories from Keesler are some of my fondest from the Air Force chapter of my life.
74.203.51.254
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