Known as “Little Doc” while in B-1, Willie Currie was among the first 13 to volunteer for the Navy’s band. He taught for 32 years at schools in Halifax, Va., Anson County, NC and at E.E. Smith High in Fayetteville. He was teaching at Parkton High in Parkton when he retired.
His first instrument was a piano but, “I forgot about that as soon as I saw that trumpet.” Walter Carlson was “the best,” he added.