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(Studio: Jim Axelrod) Report introduced.
(New York: Harry Smith) The story of World War II veteran Frank Calistro, who plays "Taps" at funerals for war veterans, presented; scenes shown from Woodbridge, Connecticut. [CALISTRO - says it is an honor to play "Taps" for departed veterans; calls digital recordings artificial; states if he des not play his trumpet, he will die.] The history of "Taps" written by Gen. Daniel Butterfield during the Civil War recounted. [Taps historian Richard SCHNEIDER- says "Taps" was picked up by other buglers.]
- Axelrod, Jim;
- Smith, Harry
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