Honoring Our Ferko Military Members 

 

The Ferko String Band proudly supports the men and women who serve and have served in the military services.

In addition to Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and all other holidays where we recognize all who have served, we'd like to honor our current and past Ferko String Band members who have served in the armed forces.  We consider it a privilege to march among these gentlemen throughout the year, and hope you can join us in celebrating their service to our country.

  • Branch: United States Army

  • Active n/a

  • Unit:  n/a

  • Location(s):  Korea

Accordion

TOM BROWN

  • Branch: United States Marine Corps

  • Active Years: 2003-2004

  • Unit: Infantry Training Battalion   

  • Location(s):  Camp Lejeune, NC

Tenor Saxophone

BILL JOERGER III

  • Branch: United States Navy

  • Active Years:  n/a (Picture is Mike at 20yrs Old)

  • Unit:  n/a

  • Location(s):  n/a

Accordion

MIKE CAMPBELL

  • Branch: United States Navy

  • Active Years:  Nov. 24, 1943 - Jan. 9, 1946

  • Unit:  US Navy Ammunition Supply Dump

  • Location(s):  Home Fleet - area of responsibility - Northeast Atlantic, Isish Sea, North Sea, English Channel.  Responsible for driving ammunitions from supply dump to various ships for reloading

Accordion

MIKE CAPUTO SR.

  • Branch: United States Army

  • Active Years:  Feb. 15, 1966 - Feb. 2, 1968

  • Unit:  A Btry - 2nd Battalion 28th Field Artillery 

  • Location(s):  Ansbach, Germany - Btry Clerk

Accordion

MIKE CAPUTO JR.

  • Branch: United States Navy

  • Active Years:  1968 - 1988

  • Unit:  VP 66 Naval Air squadron

  • Location(s):  USS Courtney de 1021

String Bass / Tenor Saxophone

ROBERT H. DANFORD SR.

  • Branch: United States Air Force 

  • Active Years:  1972-1998 

  • Unit:  Air National Guard

  • Location(s):  Phillippines, Korea, Taiwan, Virginia Willow Grove Pa

Baritone Saxophone

JOHN RANIOLO

  • Branch: United States Air Force 

  • Active Years:  1965-1969

  • Unit:  Multiple

  • Location(s):  U.S. / Thailand / Vietnam / Okinawa

String Bass / Bass Drum

MARTY SCANLON

  • Branch: United States Army

  • Active Years: 1966-1968

  • Unit: 5th Battalion, 57th Artillery, 6th Artillery   

  • Location(s):  Ft. Bliss, Texas

Accordion

JOHN WILLIAMS

  • Branch: United States Navy

  • Active Years: 1987 - 1997

  • Unit: ASW Helicopter Squadron Light 46  

  • Location(s):  USS John L. Hall FFG-32

Alto Saxophone

JOE MCDOWELL