George Riordan

George Riordan's veterans page

From 1971-74 I served in the U. S. Military Academy Band (West Point, NY) as a special bandsman, thus avoiding the draft through audition and voluntary enlistment.  Not a bad place to be stationed, with opportunities for varied performance opportunities, both inside and outside the band, as well as study in New York City. (No, I wasn't a cadet - we were all enlisted men.)

QUIP:  In basic training, the other guys in my platoon soon started calling me "Professor", and the drill sergeants picked up on my new nickname, as well.  I guess they were all pretty prescient. 

Here's a couple of photos taken by my mom, during a pass in review at West Point.  I should be in there, somewhere.

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