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Welcome cadets, this is your publication and, here is where we will publish select news posted for general consumption in our FB page or,  stories specifically sent to us to share with our fellow cadets and, the rest of the world!

The Bugler was always meant to be a sort of bulletin board for our members but, since most of our inter-personnel comm is done on our private FB group it felt appropriate to expand the use of The Bugler into an information/specific news outlet.

As you already may know, the bugler has a memorial section and a private member directory (still in beta but which will be activated very soon (but, password protected so that only member can use it). We are looking to expand the voluntary staff so we van do more with this space than just repeat (properly authorized) posts from our FB page.

Ideally we could cover stories relevant to our group or, stories to motivate our group to take joint action on a given topic or cause. This is for you to decide and your faithful volunteers to execute to the best of their abilities. The MMA  BUGLER has been set to automatically extract public distribution stories form the U.S. Armed Forces, NSA,CIA,FBI and like sources. We hope the initial choices serve to keep you informed on topics of interest but, like we said on the Editorial Note, it will be up to you to let us know where to head and what you really want to know about.

So there, this is your publication. Take ownership by sharing your thoughts and constructive criticisms. Just remember that we are all here for the same reason, to help and support each other as brothers and sisters in arms always do.

Please contact your Managing Editor and Historian Emeritus Mr. Willis Baker or, your Editor Mr. Bill Lara by direct FB message or through this pages comment feature with your thoughts or comments.

God Bless America!


Dr. O. Rex Damron Passing

O.P. Damron '62

O.P. Damron ’62

Dr. Oscar Rex Damron

Dr. Oscar Rex Damron

Dr. O. Rex Damron died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at home with his wife, Dr. Geneva Damron by his side. He went to Miami, FL in 1958 from Columbus, and to Tampa in 1989 from Kent. He was preceded in death by son, Kevin Kyle Damron; and sister, Anna Lee Corn. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dr. Geneva; son, Dr. Derek Damron; sister, Rebecca Brown; and grandsons, Corey Michael and Dr. Kyle Mark Damron. Rex served in the U.S Army as a paratrooper and received his degrees from Marshall University (B.A.), Black Hills University (M.Ed.) and Kent State University (Ph.D. Psych). He served as an Administrator of Admission for Miami Military Academy, Crowder Hall Academy, NJ and FL Air Space Academy. He retired as Professor of Emeritus in 1985. Rex was President of the Krewe of Sant’Yago Education Foundation serving 14 years with a passion to support less fortunate students at Hillsborough Community College, University of South Florida, and the University of Tampa. He received an Arugula Award for service to Hispanic students. Rex was awarded the University of Tampa Medal, was a Shriner for 52 years, President of the International Travel Agents, owner of a five star restaurant, and developed and International import company of promotional products for Anheuser Busch. He developed the Damron Diagnostic Reading Kit for the U.S Department of Education and spoke at the Educational World’s Fair. Rex published two college texts and a testing manual. He designed and umbrella of papal colors for Pope John Paul II and his clergy for their visit to St. Louis in 1999. His interest in the Native American Indian took him to reservations in South Dakota and Montana for workshops on the development of language and acquisition. Rex and Geneva provide scholarships for Native American students at Kent State. Rex loved people. He traveled throughout the world and appreciated many cultures. As he and Geneva traveled, he made donations to village schools in Katmandu, Napal. He and Geneva are co-founders of the North East Ohio Community Education Foundation which provides scholarships for students attending Kent State and other local universities. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 22 from 1:00-2:30pm at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home Kent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rex’s name to the North East Ohio Community Education Foundation, P.O. Box 609, Kent, Ohio 44240.


Wednesday, July 22
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM   

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home

628 West Main Street Kent, OH 44240
(330) 673-5857