Bugle Call into Megaphone Gets ‘em Up in the Morning (Mar, 1941)

Bugle Call into Megaphone Gets ‘em Up in the Morning

Reveille sounds painfully loud these days to the boys in camp at Fort Jackson, S. C. When the bugler sounds “I can’t get ‘em up in the morning” he steps to a huge megaphone that blasts his notes throughout the camp. Mess call, he finds, does not require so much artificial amplification.

5 comments
  1. Firebrand38 says: February 14, 20084:53 am

    Ahhhh, Ft Jackson. Good to see this article I went there for Basic Training in 1977.

  2. Marshall says: February 14, 20086:32 am

    The army shure was stingy, not letting them install an electronic amplifier!

    Firebrand,
    where they still using this method or had they thought to update to an electronic P.A. system?

  3. Firebrand38 says: February 14, 200812:09 pm

    No, we had PA systems back then.

  4. Repack Rider says: February 14, 200810:17 pm

    By the time I served in the Army during the sixties, a loudspeaker broadcast recorded bugle calls.

    I had the bugling merit badge in the Boy Scouts, and was officially the “troop bugler” since I was the only one who could play one.

    Of course, my talent was never utilized, since Boy Scouts do not use bugle calls.

  5. Megaphones says: January 19, 20099:19 pm

    It is a nice bullhorn. There are a lot of new megaphones available today.

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