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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.
5:43pm 03-11-2013
Rick Lancaster

Year(s) in the Corps

April - Sept 1973

Section in the Corps

Horns

Your Favorite Food

Whatever is on my plate!
The best part of Keesler! I started in the old 2-story wood barracks and moved to the dorm near the BX (by the east gate closest to the shore). Only did four years in the AF, then the private sector, then engineering school, then hired on as an AF civilian. Now working for NORAD and US Northern Command in Colorado Springs. I have tons of photos I need to scan and post--someday? Thanks for the site and memories.
11:38am 03-11-2013
Sim Tampon

Year(s) in the Corps

75 - 76

Section in the Corps

Bugle

Your Favorite Food

Anything with rice!

What You Want For Christmas

Peace & Prosperity for all...
Best of times, great friends, stairwell parties, practice, cleaning the base theater after movies to watch free movies, going for your rope during the weekend, "Hit it Boot!, Academic Advisor - counseling tower flowers because they lost their aircraft that day, because we couldn't say "forget", we had to rename a movie that weekend " The Land that Slipped Times Mind". Loved it. Great site, when I get out of Afghanistan, I plan on adding some pictures! Brought back memories when I visited my son at Keesler AFB while he attended Fundies for Integrated Avionics on C-17s. Awesome!
10:40am 03-11-2013
D. Grove, MSgt. Ret.

Year(s) in the Corps

May to December of 1992

Section in the Corps

Lead Soprano, Corps Commander (Red Rope)
Happy to have found this site, I will upload some pics when I get a chance.
9:34am 01-21-2013
Dom Doyon

Year(s) in the Corps

1965-1966

Section in the Corps

Snare Drum
I joined the Blue Knights two weeks after arriving at Keesler AFB in Sep 1965. 1Lt Jerry Williams was OIC, Kathy was the Corps Sweetheart, Rogers was the Guideon and little Larry Strawn was the Drum Sergeant. I spent almost a year in the Corps with a great bunch of guys. The years have faded my memory of most of the guys' names, but I do still recall Kent Cummings (horn) and Mike Nelson (tenor drum). After Keesler, I went on to serve a 30 year career, retiring in 1995. My time in the D&B always has been one of my most memorable Air Force experiences.
9:21am 01-21-2013
Vickie Shackelford

Year(s) in the Corps

May - Nov 1985

Section in the Corps

Bugle

Your Favorite Food

Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

New Knees
I remember penny weights and posting road guards on the highway to get the old blue bus across to the beer barn. Performing on the USS Alabama and in NOLA. Great times, Great memories
10:10am 01-20-2013
Garry Drummond

Year(s) in the Corps

1972-73

Section in the Corps

Drum Sgt. - Tri Toms

Your Favorite Food

Crab Meet
My time with the Blue Knights was a great experience and glad I have been able to stay in contact with one former member who was there with me. Like most, I was there for electronics school for nearly a year. It would be great to hear from others that were there during this same time period. I think I remember Jim Criswell and someone mentioned Cass Gowan who was also a familiar name. I wonder if anyone knows anything about Dennis Post, John Kubiak, or Paul Strope who were there during this same time? I spent 21 years in the Air National Guard retiring in 1993.
1:18pm 01-19-2013
Bonnie Leikam

Year(s) in the Corps

Oct 79-May 80

Section in the Corps

Horns
I played Contra Bugle. I was attending Electronics School while there.
10:00am 01-11-2013
Rick Chappell

Year(s) in the Corps

2010-2011

Section in the Corps

Horns/CC

Your Favorite Food

Hispanic
I was in for my ten months of Tech School. We got to play at a lot of different events; we did a Mississippi Surge game, and marched in a few parades. Getting a full band was a real difficulty. I'm back at Keesler now, but in the officer tech school, so I'll have to check out there next performance.
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