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Proud of East Texas: Dr. Kenneth Muckelroy


Dr, Kenneth Muckelroy played taps at his first military funeral when he was 13. Since then, he's played at over 11,000 military funerals and celebrations.

After a distinguished career in music, playing in a military orchestra when he was in the service in the 1950's, and then in education at Texas high schools and colleges, Muckleroy retired as Chairman of the Music Department at the University of Texas at Tyler in 2000. 

After retirement, he has devoted much of his time as Texas State Director of "Bugles Across America," an organization providing buglers to play taps at military funerals. 

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