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History of USAF "Mitchell" Tartan
Left to Right are: Sandy Jones, Gerry Quigg, John Jones, John Bosworth,
Bill Semanek,. Doug Forbes, Bob Gunar, Jim "Seamus" Neary,
In Front: Casey Jones, and Bennie Curtis. circa 1967
USAF Drum & Bugle Corps and Pipe Band at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Pipe Band became a separate unit of the USAF Band in 1963,
when the D&B corps was re-assigned to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Co.
The Pipe Band
was a favorite of the Kennedy White House
President John F. Kennedy shakes hands with members of the Pipe Band.
Band members wore Saffron Kilts in honor
of the White House visit of Sean Lamass, Prime Minister of Ireland.
LtoR: Jerry Cashion, Tom Kirkpatrick, John Bosworth and Sandy Jones.
Thank to Jim "Seamus" Neary for his submittal of these three poignant and very historic photographs.
The Pipe Band playing at the burial of President John F. Kennedy