71st US Army Band

Ft Clayton, Panama Canal Zone



Constituted on MAY 27, 1946 as "The 71ST Army Ground Forces Band."


We are having our 2ND REUNION on June 9, 10 and 11

In Columbus, Ohio

Embassy Suites Hotel

22 band members are currently confirmed to attend


Arvine J. Kindinger


1600 Wyandot Rd, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820


Christie J Messineo

In the Army 2 yrs, 17mos,

Left in 1954

Worked in Restaurant for 10 years

Xerox Corp for 30 years,

retired 1994

2 children, 1 grandchild

Messineo, Jacobson & Marabella

Mike Yankowski

2 years in Band

Left Aug 1953

Spent 35 years as a Truck Driver

7 children, 4 boys, 3 girls

22 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild

In Memory of Friends Lost

MSGT Howard C. (Joe) College

SFC Wyman Moore

SGT Harry Daveronas

CWO Russell O. Christman

SFC Raymond E. Moulton

SGT Pete Freeman