Military and music have been a major part of Arlin Melgaard’s life. This photo collage shows him at several stages in his life. Clockwise, from left: An undated photo shows Melgaard playing gui-tar in a red, white and blue shirt; at basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Melgaard bending down to look at his daughter, Angie, in 1965; Melgaard in his garden in 2009; playing Elvis’ guitar at the rock legend’s estate in Palm Springs, Calif., in 2010; and the 188th Army National Guard band during a trip to Jamaica in 1989.
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