Groudskeeping, Spring 1959
These sort of "punishment fatigue details" - the worst things "the Pick
and the Wick" could come up with - were not common, but (obviously) happened
more than once. Of course, we turned them into a lark, figuratively (some, actually),
in spite of the army's ultimately unsuccessful attempts to dominate our
rebellious spirits. Oddly, though they could have done so easily, the guys
never used the music they played as "fodder for the rebellion." That was
the solid rock we clung to and revered. Indeed, we tended to play even
better after events like this, just to show them who had "the right stuff."
(Photos and text courtesy of Bill Merrell, Tuba)
Two "remembered" guys on left (please help I.D.!).
Then the late Henry Sigismonti (center), then Jim Shoush.
Way over the the right is Bob Muzatko. Note the typical 7ASO military
Jim Shoush with his M-1 broom.