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Boots on the Ground with Music in My Hands
In this memoir, Alvin Gould recounts his experiences serving in the United States military during the Korean War. Gould spent nearly a year of his three year tour of duty as an accordionist in the 2nd Platoon of the 10th Special Services Company, an all-soldier entertainment unit made up of professional and celebrity musicians, comedians, magicians, and other entertainers. ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by Acacia Publishing
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“Boots on the Ground with Music in My Hands” by Al and Jackie Gould is a fast read about a lesser known side of the armed forces, the 10th Special Services Company. This group of gentlemen is better known as the musicians of the army. This neat little book tells of Al Gould’s time serving as the accordion player in the army band during the Korean War. I found it very interesting to read and thought that showcasing this aspect of our troops in the war was something most people wouldn’t even think ...more