WASHINGTON -- Chronically short of musicians for military funerals, the Pentagon has approved the use of a push-button bugle that plays taps by itself
as the operator holds it to his lips.
Only some 500 buglers are on active duty on any one day, but about 1,800 people with military service die across the country each day and are eligible
for honors ceremonies, Air Force Lt. Col. Cynthia Colin, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said Thursday.
A fake bugle to honor the dead because the military doesn't have enough real buglers to do the honors.