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Were you ever involved in drum corps?
yes - LONG ago
About Me:
I am a member of "The Long Maroon Line"

Bergenfield High School Marching Band Directed by Don Angelica 1962 to 1964. Bergenfield Ravens/Dumont Police Cadets 1956-1958, Garfield Cadets 1962-1963, US Navy Recruit Training Command Drum and Bugle Corps 1964, US Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps 1966, and New York Skyliners 1968. I am a retired Naval Officer and retired Professor.

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The uniform the cadets wear is a maroon West Point Jacket, white trousers, and an ostrich plumed cover. It is symbolic of the uniform worn by the cadets of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. West Point is the oldest active Fort of the United States hailing back to the days of the revolution. Those were the days of fife and drums. The birth of the United States Military Academy, the beginning of “the… Continue

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 2:00pm

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At 12:43pm on January 24, 2011, Michael Wilbur said…
I was in the Dumont police Cadets  who became the Dumont Cadets and finally merged with the Fairlawn Cadets. I played first soprano I was also in the Dumont boys competing color guard and was the youngest saber carrier. my brother went on to play Contra bass in Hathorne Cabs
At 5:20pm on December 6, 2009, Patti ( Lovas ) Trojanowski said…
Alex, so wonderful to see you and Jeanne last night. Much too short and nowhere near enough time and speace to chat. Next time you are coming to D.C. Jeanne offered to our tour guide. I think that would be a blast! Thanks again for coming!
At 9:45pm on August 3, 2009, Patti ( Lovas ) Trojanowski said…
Alex, I very much enjoyed meeting you this weekend. Your boyish charm is quite appealing. Your wife is lovely and gracious. Thank you for letting my husband and me crash your party last evening... we had such a pleasant time. I hope that I get to have the pleasure of your company in the future.
At 8:25pm on June 18, 2009, Dave Shaw said…
I knew Frank Pomo well, as did any other Cadet who marched in the 1950s. We chartered our buses from Manhattan Lines, and 99% of the time he was our driver...and a lot more besides. He would do anything for the Cadets, and worked just as hard as any of us. He was known for his patience with our teenage antics and his kind heart.
At 5:28pm on June 18, 2009, Dave Shaw said…
Al: Sure I remember Frank Pomo. He was our regular driver for Manhattan Lines, but he was a lot more than just a driver. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for the Cadets, and his name still comes up in conversations on a frequent basis. If you marched in the 1950s you definitely knew Frank. His patience with us was legendary.
At 12:16am on June 18, 2009, Dave Shaw said…

Sure I remember Frank Pomo. He was our regular driver with Manhattan Lines, but he was way more than that as well. He worked, and worked, and worked for us...and then, if we needed him...he worked some more. A great man with more patience than can be imagined. Please tell whomever it is in his family that you know that she can be very proud of him.
At 12:07pm on June 13, 2009, Bill Traina said…
Al, I would like to forward "They Wear West Point Jackets. . ." to fellow members of our Alumni Corp. Since American Salute (When Johnny Comes Marching Home) is in our repertoire, being aware of it's dedication, I believe, will deepen our appreciation and responsibility when it is performed, knowing that it is indeed a tribute to those who have served our Nation and in many cases have given the ultimate sacrifice to it's principals and timeless ideals. We will perform it with pride and a sense of privilege. Thank you for your insight into that hallowed place of true heroes. FHNSAB
At 2:52pm on June 12, 2009, margee estelle gearhart said…
thanks for sharing those words. As a mother of a US Navy member currently, I cannot wait to hear the Cadets play tribute.
Margee Estelle Gearhart
Original Girl
At 3:27pm on May 9, 2009, Dave Shaw said…
To anybody reading this, Al says he doesn't have a single photo of himself in the Cadet maroon and gold. Can anyone help him out? He was a good-looking Cadet so I'm sure there are some ladies out there with some candid shots. If you have one contact me and I'll tell you where to mail it.
At 12:54pm on April 22, 2009, Dave Shaw said…
Holy Crap Al:

I almost fell on the floor when I saw your name. I've been talking with Brian and he was going to forward contact information on you, but you beat everybody to the punch. I heard you're coming to the big anniversary batch, and I'm looking forward to see you again. Send me your email address ( so we can put you on our website mailing list ( Welcome home Cadet!

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