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2:42pm 11-29-2014
Ed Schroeder

Year(s) in the Corps

Jan 66-Dec 66

Section in the Corps

Tenor Drum

Your Favorite Food

Japanese

What You Want For Christmas

Peace on Earth
The Corps made training easier and we had some good times. Who remembers the guy who ploughed up the squadron area? Left USAF in 1969. Have lived in Sydney Australia since 1971. Still working as Security Administrator at Sydney International Airport.
1:21am 11-29-2014
Matt Efsic

Year(s) in the Corps

1991

Section in the Corps

Fife

Your Favorite Food

steak

What You Want For Christmas

A set of Arri Prime lenses.
My time at Keesler was short (3 months) for computer programming tech school. Fife and Drum was a great camaraderie. Parties at the Seaside Motel Pool on weekends.
5:29pm 10-07-2014
Michele Hugel

Year(s) in the Corps

82-83

Section in the Corps

Color Guard/Color Guard Captain

Your Favorite Food

What I Cook

What You Want For Christmas

My Sole Mate
The time I spent in D&B was amazing. I met alot of great people and I met the love of my life there. I remember the times at the Tivolli and at the Camp Ground, drinking and skinny dipping and drinking again. I remember the country bar in Biloxi and two stepping all night long. And yes I remember the 2 tiles and no brass rules and all the 'BOOTS" visiting your room at night. I also remember all the controversy I found myself in the middle of when Capt Coyne assigned me a red rope because there was no other female rope to take the position at the time, because the only red rope in the Corp was Corp Captain. So I was a Red Rope for the female dorm only and that was fun, I was the one always getting woke up in the middle of the night because someone did something stupid. I also remember a female Lt that joined the flag lined and performed without her bars because that was the only way she could perform. Life was good I had my little Pontiac Sunbird that Natalie bought from me when I got orders to Germany. I have been back a couple of times to Biloxi and only once in the triangle when my son was stationed there to become an Air Traffic Controller. You can never go back because everything changes.
6:06am 09-10-2014
Mark C Davidson

Year(s) in the Corps

Aug 1972 - May 1973

Section in the Corps

soprano horn

Your Favorite Food

meat!

What You Want For Christmas

Kate Upton
Lot's of great memorys, Moved from the old barracks to the dorm the day I left. I just stuffed everything I had in my Chevy vega and don't think I spent even one night in the dorm.
7:14am 09-08-2014
Mark C. Davidson

Year(s) in the Corps

Aug 1972- Aug 1973

Section in the Corps

soprano

Your Favorite Food

meat

What You Want For Christmas

kate Upton
Im not sure if anyone else in the corps history had the pleasure of being in it with not 1 but 2 hometown boys at the same time. My cousin Dennis Davidson ( color guard ) and high school buddy Joel Kaufman ( baritone ) were there during the same time period. I'm glad to see the corps is still around and Mr. Criswell I have some photo's of you somewhere that I will try and post. At the time I left I was barracks chief and we had just moved from the old barracks. Even though I had to move all my belongings I never spent one night in the new dorms as I left that very day with my Chevy Vega packed to the max. I had a great time. Bum outs were a right of passage the liqiud goo that could have contained anything from buttermilk, listirine, canned tomatoes, sardines and of course it was left in the window sill to ferment to be ripe for your bum-out. There was no better feeling then to have that concoction poured over your head when you finally earned that rope then it was off to Hugo's for pizza with your comrades.
1:59pm 08-16-2014
Edward R Wittig

Year(s) in the Corps

;ate 1951 to June 1952

Section in the Corps

bugle section
It was not known as the Blue Knights-Just Keesler Drum & Bugle Corps.Got out of nasty KP duty.
Enjoyed every minute I played in the Corps. Shipped out in June, went to Korea as an Airborne Radio Operator from
1952-1953.
7:01pm 08-01-2014
Gary Alexander

Year(s) in the Corps

1968

Section in the Corps

Guidon

Your Favorite Food

In 1968 Biloxi had the best raw oysters

What You Want For Christmas

Another year
As a Mississippi native I could not travel home on weekends due to the mileage limitation as a normal 304X1 trainee, so my buddy Tim Eischen (a Wisconsin native) and I looked for more options. We endured the D&B training and served proudly. Now I could travel off weekends at will, with lots of them taking fellow airmen to N.O. Airport or going home to Natchez MS.
I do have poor photos and 8mm film of some of our performances, if interested.
8:46pm 07-09-2014
Joe Thompson

Year(s) in the Corps

Sep 81- Mar 82

Section in the Corps

Soprano
Great times; base stuff, local stuff (Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Poplarville), Mardi Gras in Gulfport and NOLA
USAF 1981-2013, finally retired after 32 years to the day
6:49am 06-10-2014
Keith Davis

Year(s) in the Corps

Jun - Nov 1977

Section in the Corps

Styx
Star Wars – and Bourbon Street are big memories. Then there was midnight munchies and getting up to for inspection in the middle of the night -- school @ 6 AM?";
12:04pm 05-12-2014
David J. Kucera

Year(s) in the Corps

July, 1970 to January, 1971

Section in the Corps

Flags & Drum Major

Your Favorite Food

Shrimp
Remember a lot of trips to New Orleans. Marching in the Sugar Bowl Parade in January, 1971. Lot's of Morse Code...
10:02am 04-30-2014
Mike Gaines

Year(s) in the Corps

1982-1983 (Dec - Sept)

Section in the Corps

Double Contra Bass

Your Favorite Food

Sushi
Thanks for setting this up Rich!! What a great time at Keesler... enjoyed the Mardi Gras parades although one was quite tasking, 11 miles and it was freaking freezing! Glad to see some of my old friends from the Corp posted on this and the FB site.
10:33am 04-11-2014
Phil Blanco

Year(s) in the Corps

approx. 45 weeks june '64 - may '65

Section in the Corps

smallest bass drummer

Your Favorite Food

chicago pizza

What You Want For Christmas

forty years taken off my age ,,, hahaha or lol
i was there under Lt Jerry Williams and Borelli was drum major ,,, cant remember the airmans name but he was our black guideon and man he could twirl and throw that thing up into the air ,,, great guy , one of my roomies was Claude Baum from Whittier Ca. and he had a 57 chevy , i had a '60 buick electra 225 burgundy convertible , with leather seats ,,, power everything ,,,, anyone remember that ??? hope someone talks at me lol Respectfully Phil Blanco, retired USAFR May '64 - June 2003
3:59pm 04-09-2014
Phil Blanco

Year(s) in the Corps

Approx. 46 weeks

Section in the Corps

Bass drum
Hi I was in the corp under Lt.
Jerry Williams and drum major was
Borelli, forgot his first name, my roomie was dave Baum from Whittier,ca. Marched in the mardi gras of '65 and parade in Alabama, I remember lots names from the d&b but won't get into at the moment. Would like talk to some of the old corps guys , ya got my email hope hear from some old foggies like me,hahaha or lol for you kids, . Phil Blanco
8:53am 04-02-2014
Ken Brown

Year(s) in the Corps

Jan - Jun '77, visited in '79

Section in the Corps

Brass, Baritone, Corp Commander

Your Favorite Food

Styx! ;-)

What You Want For Christmas

A list of Corp Commanders
BRASS RULES! Hello John, Kathy, Darrell and all the others before and after us. There's a long tradition @ the Corp and it's too bad a little weather whipped it out.
2:05pm 03-18-2014
Chuck Pervier

Year(s) in the Corps

Sep 69 to sep 70

Section in the Corps

Double contra bass, contra bass and bass baritone

Your Favorite Food

Calamari and whole belly fried clams

What You Want For Christmas

To be "drun major"
Got to Keesler 30 days after Camile and was in PATS for ten weeks. Was a 30131 airborne radar nav student for 52 weeks then went on to CCKAB Taiwan. Retired after 20 in 89. Who marches to school unless it's while playing music! Played all the bass horns.
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