Muskegon's Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy forever celebrated with statue

Nov 12, 2018

Clarence Zylman
Credit Muskegon Community College

West Michigan celebrates Veterans Day honoring the military men and women who served - and are currently serving - the country. 

Clarence Zylman statue adjacent to LST 393 in Muskegon, MI
Credit Muskegon Community College

One of those men was Muskegon's T-5 Corporal Clarence Zylman who served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe.

Saturday, November 10th his statue was unveiled in his hometown. If you're not familiar with Zylman he was the inspiration for the song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B."

Artist Ari Norris with Clarence Zylman's great-nephew Jake Grevel
Credit Muskegon Community College

WGVU spoke with Kurt Troutman, Political Science and History professor at Muskegon Community College about Zylman's life and sculptor Ari Norris about the life-sized statue he created.