Christmas Concert, USS Upshur, 1966

Dean Kohler and John Voina.  That's Ben Jessen to the left in the background.  You can't see it, but he's sitting on top of a big marching band bass drum, keeping time for us.  Ioli – that's his shoulder behind me – was playing a snare.

Rock 'N' Roll Soldier: A Memoir by Dean Ellis Kohler with Susan VanHecke, foreword by Graham Nash  •  © 2024