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Staff Photo: Jay Jones
Bob Astalos sits in his Conyers home surrounded by his musical instruments. His love of music served him well in the Army Band when he was a member of the First Cavalry near Sendai, Japan, in 1953. 

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Music bridged cultures for serviceman

CONYERS — Robert "Bob" Astalos fell in love with music at the impressionable age of 7 listening to the Big Band sounds of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. The clarinet and saxophone were his weapons of choice.

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