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Bert Dutil, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, ca. 1950

Contributed by Bertrand Dutil through Franco-American Collection

Bert Dutil of Lewiston served in the Korean War, first as an infantryman in the US Army and later as a member of the Neutral Nations Inspection Team. After basic training, Bert enrolled in the military band.

His deployment to Korea was originally as a drummer, but at the last minute he was reassigned to the infantry.

Upon discharge and return to Lewiston, Bert went on to found the Pine Tree Warriors Drum and Bugle Corps, a primarily Franco-American marching band for children.

Other Information


  • Title: Bert Dutil, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, ca. 1950
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Local Name: Fort Jackson
  • Town: Columbia, Lewiston
  • County: Androscoggin, Richland
  • State: ME, SC
  • Media: Photograph
  • Local Code: 2013.31.7
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 753-6545
http://www.usm.maine.edu/lac/franco/

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