Memorial Day ~ Honoring the Troops as a USO Entertainer

Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty NC 276233 - SC 85502


It's funny how our lives take shape.  Feeling quite blessed to still be enjoying life some 44 years later, I pulled out this picture from 1972 when I travelled on a USO Tour in the Orient with Indiana University's Kappa Pickers. Here we all are with a military man and a local, posing for a quick snapshot.  I'm on the back row, far left.

Quite memorable for a 22 year-old to travel internationally. Over the summer of 72, we played Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, and Guam.  Our servicemen enjoyed our show of all female college students, with three of us guys playing behind them. Mike Read on keys, Dick Middleton on guitar, and me on drums.  So, on Memorial Day, I am remembering the goodness of God, and our great country's service men and women whom we honor today and everyday.

Here's what I'm doing musically these days.  A song that Asher Benrubi, Dante Turner, and I wrote and recorded about the alligator trapper in Hilton Head SC.  Joe himself is in this, and I'm the other old guy in a green tee shirt!

"Fed Gator's a Dead Gator (The Ballad of Alligator Joe)" official YouTube video

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  ROGER HOLLOWAY  | Realtor(R) | 
ProStead Realty | 222 Baldwin Ave. | Charlotte, NC 28204 
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Comments (4)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, ROGER HOLLOWAY thank you for sharing such a nice remembrance from the '70's.....

May 29, 2016 09:43 PM
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Broker/Realtor® Licensed in NC & SC

Thank YOU, Barbara...

May 29, 2016 09:44 PM
Winston Heverly
Coldwell Banker Access Realty - South Macon, GA

It is hard to believe we are at the point of the year already, and celebrating another Memorial day. I hope we all reflect on the sacrifices of others who lost their lives to protect ours.

May 29, 2016 09:50 PM
Sibley Poland
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Mount Vernon, OH
15 Years of Professional Experience

Too cool! Thanks for sharing!

May 29, 2016 09:54 PM

Thanks Sibley --  Appreciate your kind words.

May 29, 2016 10:18 PM