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Our unit, with its fife and drum corps, participates in a wide range of
activities throughout the year including the posting of the colors at
SAR, DAR and community events, classroom presentations to local
schools, patriot grave markings, and the welcoming of new citizens at
naturalization ceremonies. Carrying and firing muskets is a popular
activity, and you will be given plenty of instruction on the safe
loading and firing of the weapon.
(L - R) David L. Head,
Fuller, Christopher Woo,
Jon E. Huffman, William C. Schrader, III, Henry E. Head,
and Commander Daniel N. Klinck.
|The Dr. V. Edward Masters Memorial Color Guard
was formed in 1996 and is an integral part of the Louisville-Thruston
Chapter of KYSSAR. Dr. Masters was chapter president in 1995, and it
was under his leadership the color guard was formed, the first in the
Kentucky Society. Since its inception the unit has been led by
Commander Dan Klinck.
Our color guard is a formally dressed color guard,
adorned in the distinctive uniform worn by men of the Virginia
Regiment, Continental Line, of which the Kentucky Territory was a part.
The uniforms, patterned after the army regulars, are not unlike those
worn by present-day portrayers at Williamsburg, Virginia. They are
bright and colorful in appearance, and when combined with the sounds of
the fife and drums, they add significance and historical meaning to
As a Louisville-Thruston Chapter member, you are
warmly invited to join our color guard. All it takes is a uniform and
some free time. There is no age limitation, and we provide all the
accoutrements and muskets. You provide the custom fitted uniform.
Since 1996 the chapter's color guard has expanded from
four to over 20 members today. This includes three drummers, ages 13 to
76, and a female fifer. We are especially proud of our musicians, and
that credit goes to our senior drummer, Hayden Fuller, for training the
younger drummers. His wife, Clarese, trains the fifers. Anyone yearning
for a role in preserving our American Heritage by bringing history
alive is encouraged to become a member of our color guard. If you have
any interest and would like to know more about joining, please contact:
Dan Klinck, Color Guard Commander PH: (502) 429-0382 - Email
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