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Marching to the tune of a sousaphone

The article about the pending retirement from the Marine Band of Master Gunnery Sgt. D. Michael Ressler [“Nearing the End of the Line,” Metro, Jan. 19] was an excellent portrait of a dedicated musician and public servant. The brief history of the band and description of John Philip Sousa, its most famous director, provided color and context. Too bad one of the photo captions missed the mark. The band members pictured were carrying sousaphones, not tubas. Semper Fi, Gunny, and thank you for your service.

Douglas Ochs Adler, Washington

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