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.
Luciano "Chano" Rodriguez (ibae)
John "Babaila" Martinez
Juan "Bamboo" Vega
Rene Lopez Sr.
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.