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Bill Hayes - of "The Greatest Generation"

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The great Bill Hayes has passed. After serving as an Air Corps turret gunner in WWII and earning 4 bronze stars, he completed his music degree, became the first "Cherry Pink" soloist in the Caballeros, and taught both music and drill to dozens of the finest drum corps in the country.

If you ever marched in this activity, you either learned from him, someone else who had, or one of their students. We all carry Bill's Drum Corps DNA to some degree.

He was the personification of "The Greatest Generation", in every sense of the word.

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https://tilghmanfh.com/tribute/details/1343/William-Hayes-Jr/obituary.html#content-start

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On 2/14/2020 at 12:46 PM, ironlips said:
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The great Bill Hayes has passed. After serving as an Air Corps turret gunner in WWII and earning 4 bronze stars, he completed his music degree, became the first "Cherry Pink" soloist in the Caballeros, and taught both music and drill to dozens of the finest drum corps in the country.

If you ever marched in this activity, you either learned from him, someone else who had, or one of their students. We all carry Bill's Drum Corps DNA to some degree.

He was the personification of "The Greatest Generation", in every sense of the word.

Details:

https://tilghmanfh.com/tribute/details/1343/William-Hayes-Jr/obituary.html#content-start

Bill was also a Charter Member of the Garbarina Skyliners ...

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19 hours ago, ajlisko said:

Bill was also a Charter Member of the Garbarina Skyliners ...

Indeed. His mark was everywhere. But even he had mentors.

Bob Cardaneo (WDCHOF) informed me that his grandfather taught Bill to play the bugle, in the basement of the McKenzie American Legion Post in Bayonne.

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