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of in hto ar.d »l» us. day Soldier Buglers Get the Army Up, Keep It Moving Fort Beniiing, Ga,, Nov. 30.--(/H --Let's give a thought today to the army bugler. It'a a popular idea that lie wakes up the army, then goes back to bed. Actually, tho bugler not only gets the army Us feet each morningi lie keeps It moving until ho puts It Lack 10 Iwxl each night. To keep the average military res* crvation running on schedule, the bugler boy must know about 45 regulation calls, ranging from plcaennt payday call to the urgent reminders like call to quarters and reveille. Sergeant Or*dy W. Kirkland, chief regulation bugler for th« Ktlh Infantry Infantry at Fort Benninff, enys that in addition to the routine summonses summonses tho bugler usually announces announces marching drill for cavaliy and liorso artillei-y troops. He trains tlie bugle corps of the regiment, too. Trumpets have been sounding commands for fighting men ever minute | S jnce the Egyptians' early military tht to crowded C. nearly setting « were sea gum completely C. had Captain It was exploits. They mimmoned the mar- tll forces, sounded the charge end retreats, and penetrated the dui ot battle with directior.3 when the human voice was blotted out. In the big camps now, this sye- tem haa Oeen improved with typical 20th century efficiency; tho calls have been recorded and nre played over G loud speaker system. system. But the bug-Sc-r still has his day with the individual units. Five Grciips of Ciills | Sei-gtant Klrkland, WHO has been an army bugler for nine years, puts Hie various calls into five groups: These of warning, assembly, alann, scjTlce and drill. Aside from thei=e ( there Is a flourish for the president of t h e United States hhown aa the call to colors. This ealule also is given to tlic, flag and to the headd of foreign foreign governments. "Buglers also arc used for sound codes, a short note o" C indicating indicating a dash, with a long note to signal the dash," Sgt. Kirkland explained: explained: On the drill field, bugle calls are u£ed to signal various commands, commands, taking in all the marching and horse movements, such ae rijjht of left column .movement?, flanks and obliques, commence or ceo^e firing; deploy as skirmishers; cease or be£m firing; rally by company; f5x bayonets and many others. There are several special cavalry and artillery colls such aa prepare to mount; prepare to dismount; cannoneers perpare to mount; trot, gallop, charge. 1 The usual ratio is one bugldr to a company or battery; some have two regular huglera and a student. It's big fob. G a and

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  1. The Oil City Derrick,
  2. 12 Jan 1943, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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