Welcome to my Marine Corps Field Band Website
I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on April 10, 1969. It was a very educational juncture in my life. All of my experiences in the Corps, be them good, bad or indifferent, were of tremendous value to me throughout my life. With the recent events of the last few years, it makes me proud, as a Marine, to be a part of that unique brotherhood and witnessing that the tradition of United States Marine Corps is still flourishing. OOOrha brothers!!
There are so many names and faces. Too numerous to list. All of the faces
are there but the names fade...Some that come to mind are:
Lt. Corky Whitney...Band officer conducting the band in the movie Heartbreak Ridge......Outstanding Band Officer and
CWO4 Harry S. Bentley....Another Outstanding Band Officer......
CWO Herbie Day....... A Marine's Marine. Semper Fi..........
Gunny Charlie Butler....A tremendous ride-man, trumpeter and jazz band leader...
Gunny Lucas...Outstanding Marine
SGT James Keltner... On trumpet, he could do it all. He played ride man for Les Brown
Other names.........Top Kelly, Top "PPPPETE", SSGT Ford (Larue), SGT Arnwine, SGT Phil King, SGT Bahr, Bookey, Nordgaard, Sparks, Arnwine, Johnson, Griswold, Owens, Sweeney, Dutch, Motherworm, Stone, Bolesworth, Netherton, Mauk, Davis, Orneles, Smith (Smitty), Crone, Castillo, Jamison, Davis, Ivanhoe, Morales, Carraway, Petrie, O'Barr, Hazelrigg...The names.......endless...
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Sergeant Stripes Pay-grade E-5
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