Oct 26, 2009

Another Rite of Passage


Serenade | Photo 03

Serenade | Photo 03

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It is with great pride and satisfaction to recognize the accomplishments of  another young member of the 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, Reenactors (6th USCT) . This time the transition is into a professional career.

Sergeant Major of the Drums Gyasi Mann,  started at the Old Barracks as day camper 15 years ago, served as a high school volunteer, and played in the Barracks' Fife and Drums. After the 6th regiment began doing the American Revolution, he joined and trains cadet musicians in Continental and Civil War  music. He worked at the Barracks as an historic interpreter for years as he went through college, and summers during graduate school, recently earning a Masters in Public Health Administration from the University of Wisconsin. 

Currently he is teaching in Beiging.  In March, Sgt. Mgr. Gyasi Mann will be starting a new position at McGuire AFB & Fort. Dix , as a  full time 1st Lieutenant  in the New Jersey Air Guard as a public health administrator for the bases. We look forward to his return.

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