Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

I'd like to take a moment to share with you a couple of names of rumberos/percussionists which hold the distinction of having served our country. Their sacrifice and bravery have made our country a safer place to live in and we are in their debt.

Johnny Conga
Angel Rodriguez
Luciano "Chano" Rodriguez (ibae)
John "Babaila" Martinez
Juan "Bamboo" Vega
Babafemi Akinlana
Rene Lopez Sr.
Gene Golden
Canute Bernard (ibae)

*I'd like to thank Willie and Felix who shared some of the names with me. I know there are many more, so If you would like to add, let me know.

2 comments:

Johnny Conga said...

THANK YOU for the recognition. I salute ALL my Brothers of the uniform. "JC" Johnny Conga US ARMY 1968-71.

Sentimiento Manana said...

thank you for your sacrifice JC...it has not been for nothing, and it certainly hasn't been in vain.