American Legion posts with memorabilia of past or present drum and bugle corps – especially those that may have competed at a national convention – are encouraged to contact Bob Zinko of Summerville, S.C. The Legionnaire and corps aficionado has been custodian of the drum and bugle archives at American Legion National Headquarters since 1990, and has made it his mission to preserve as much as he can of the rich local history of these groups. He currently has files on more than 6,000 posts.
Zinko visits posts across the country to chronicle their drum and bugle corps history and believes many posts "are maybe not even aware of what they have." If a post doesn’t have specific plans for Auxiliary scrapbooks, personalized instruments, trophies, photos, etc., Zinko would like to add them to his collection. He would also like to visit any drum and bugle corps memorabilia being retained at the posts.
Contact Bob Zinko by photo (843) 302-2045 or email email@example.com.