Robert McCurdy 2018 Pleasant Valley Fire Company firefighter bagpiper – – Re-reading a really nice Carroll County article from May 21, 2018, about a local hero, Robert McCurdy, written by Jon Kelvey. Give it a minute or two to read. It is well-worth your time.
Pleasant Valley firefighter lends his pipes to 12 years of ‘Amazing Grace’ in Dulaney Valley by JON KELVEY CARROLL COUNTY TIMES | MAY 21, 2018
McCurdy is a retired Baltimore City firefighter and a volunteer firefighter with the Pleasant Valley fire company and first performed at Dulaney Valley in 2007 in honor of Sgt. Brian R. Conner, a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, who was killed in action in Iraq. Conner was also a Baltimore City firefighter.
“The deputy chief in charge of the honor guard at the time had asked the folks down there if I would be able to join in since they were honoring a firefighter as well as his being in the military,” McCurdy said. “They graciously said yes.”
McCurdy has been playing there ever since.