The Last U.S. Navy Bugler
Bertrand R. Trottier, Jr. QMB3
U.S.N. 1967-1971

The last of a tradition of United States
Battleship Buglers.

This site is dedicated to the crew of the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey, BB-62 and her magnificent Captain J. Edward Snyder* with whom I proudly served as Ship's Bugler during the Vietnam Conflict,
*now retired Rear Admiral.

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Please note this site is incomplete with some features not yet working, however, more information is on the way; Tons of it!

So, Enjoy!


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