JFK’s Funeral – Final Excerpt

Bolling AFBToday we publish the final chapter in  Lt Col Robert Keith Gunther’s fascinating look back at events of 51 years ago and the State Funeral of President John F Kennedy. This time Lt Col Gunther examines the role played by the pipe band of the United States Air Force in that defining moment in history. He also offers some conclusions on how he believes the American perception of the bagpipe should be re-evaluated in light of the iconic US President’s love of the instrument. Lt Col Gunther begins…‘The USAF Pipe Band was originally founded in 1950 by Colonel George S. Howard. An article from September 13, 1963, states that it was composed ‘exclusively of players of Scottish and Irish ancestry…Read more here.
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