Re: Electronics Materiel School Marching Band

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Did you see the posts further down the page about the Electronics School Precision Drill Team? I'm still hoping that someone will find something meaningful of my photo of the Electonics School guys in formation in front of the fountain from the world's fair . . .

: Sheesh!Is anybody out there still alive that remembers us? I never heard of the drill team.I was there from Sept.'55 to June'56 (42 wks.) attending "A" school. We(the band)were in a local parade most every weekend.We had our own barracks but you had to maintain a certain minimum grade to remain a member. After school I was assigned to the transmitter facility of NavComSta San Diego. After shore duty I was aboard the USS Dennis J.Buckley DDR-808 out of Long Beach for two years.We did two cruises to WestPac including one that took us to Australia, New Zealand and Samoa. I separated from the service in July'59 as an ET-2.I will forever be grateful to the U S Navy for affording me the opportunity to learn the basics in a field that provided me employment for my working life.I'm 72 but I will never forget my time at TI. Any former members out there feel free to give me a blast.


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