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Marine Band historian retires after 39-year career

Story by SSgt Brian Rust

WASHINGTON⎯In a formal ceremony on Aug. 23 at the Marine Barracks Annex, Marine Band Historian Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Ressler will retire from the U.S. Marine Corps after 39 years of active duty service. He has served as a euphonium player, librarian, chief librarian, support staff section commander, and, since 2008, the band’s first-ever historian.

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