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Interview with Bobby Osborne about being a Marine in war

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May 14, 2022 - 5:03:34 AM
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Here is a side about Bobby Osborne that does not get discussed. I knew he was a marine but did not know about his active service and being in the heat of war. He was in tough tough times and was a hero:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzB3XGRX8b4

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May 14, 2022 - 9:08:49 AM
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Greatly appreciate you putting this here.
I knew Bobby Osborne served as a Marine, but knew nothing about his tour of duty.
What he endured, being on the front line, in a trench, for ad many months as he did, was nothing short of hell on earth.
To me, Mr. Osborne is a great man, an American treasure. A heroic man.
I’m sure he would deny it, but that’s what he is to me. Absolutely

May 23, 2022 - 8:32:04 AM
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Originally posted by Leslie R

Greatly appreciate you putting this here.
I knew Bobby Osborne served as a Marine, but knew nothing about his tour of duty.
What he endured, being on the front line, in a trench, for ad many months as he did, was nothing short of hell on earth.
To me, Mr. Osborne is a great man, an American treasure. A heroic man.
I’m sure he would deny it, but that’s what he is to me. Absolutely


Temper Fe. Once a Marine, forever Marine. Extremely rare, they ever speak of the hell they endured. Thanks for posting, Ken.

Jun 4, 2022 - 11:32:28 AM

1911 posts since 4/10/2005

IMHO aside from his awesome high-lonesome vocals, Bobby Osborne's bluegrass mandolin style and the instrumental bluegrass tunes he's composed are very underrated (in the sense of overlooked or not well-enough known or appreciated, not in the sense of being knocked anywhere). He's composed a number of haunting, modal melodies I really love. He has a charming youtube channel where he plays or teaches some of his tunes, too.

I treasure an all-instrumental Osborne Brothers LP circa 1981, titled "Bobby and his Mandolin," that foregrounds Bobby's wonderful playing. Don't think it was ever issued on disc, but the whole album can be played on youtube. Plus, Kenny Baker on fiddle and spiffy banjo playing by Wynn Osborne as well.

Edited by - ceemonster on 06/04/2022 11:32:56

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