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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000143.txt from 2000/04

From: "Kevin Fay (LCA)" <kevinfay@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Military Positions
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 01:38:01 -0400

David S. Naden noted:

<<<Please note that in the Army Division Bands in particular) and the
Marines, bandsmen are combat
troops first, and do participate in military exercises. In the Air Force
Bands, bandsmen are musicians first.>>>

I believe that The President's Own (the tippy-top Marine band) dispenses
with both basic training and combat duties. Other than that very select
group, however, I can attest that every Marine -- bandsman, cook or lawyer
-- is assigned to a rifle company -- and a rifle to use in it.

kjf

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