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THE LEATHERNECK Drum & Bugle Corps was formed in 1955 by a nucleus of 20 members with the goal of having the best music and drill team possible to represent their American Legion Post NO. 169. Membership is from all branches of the services but the corps truly maintains the motto “Semper Fidelis” with regards to Drum & Bugle Corps activities and traditions.
The Corps grew to 40 men and is very active in Parades, Civic Affairs and Competitions.
The Corps is planning one of the largest drum corps shows in the Northwest when it co-sponsors with the Portland Rose Festival Association its First Competition, DRUMKHANA, June 6 and 7, 1964.
Leathernecks on the right
August 9, 1957. The Eugene Guard
July 17, 1959. Statesman Journal
1964 Portland Hawks Jr. (left) and Portland Leathernecks Sr. (right)
June 4, 1966 Leathernecks
Drumkhana, Milwaukie OR (Their Show)
1962 American Legion Nationals in Las Vegas, NV