is an honorably discharged Army veteran. He served in
Korea in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) area in the early
sixties. His First Cavalry outfit later transferred to Vietnam.
In the mid- sixties he was assigned to the European
Theater where he served in Germany with the 7th Army.
He received numerous Medals for his war time military
service. During a mid-seventies National Guard stint
NBA received New York's Commendation Medal signed by then-Governor
Hugh Carey for Exemplary Service during the "Blizzard
NBA is deeply patriotic to America, and holds for-life
memberships in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He is a staunch supporter of fair environmental
policy, Veterans rights, Constitution and Bill of Rights,
Law Enforcement and world wide Human rights. Whenever
possible he make's himself available to speak at Veterans
and Police functions.
supports Better Business Bureau policies that promote high business ethics.
He and/or his entities have been BBB members since 1980
with membership also in the Academy of Western Artists,
Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest, Texas
Steel Guitar Association, President Bush's "Presidents
Club", Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion,
Planning Board Grand Island, NY and in local and U.S.
Chambers of Commerce.
NBA in office polishing up a tune
before leaving for
a show. His military medals in background.
We met NBA when he was singing & playing lead guitar
in a popular country group years ago. His heart being
in Western Swing, we were not surprised when he left and
formed his own LONE STAR WESTERN SWING BAND. Our association
developed into a strong, lasting friendship. He is highly
self-motivated & maintains exemplary ethical standards.
He hires only the best & most experienced musicians,
always uses cutting edge sound equipment, loves and respects
his fans & has that certain something about him that
feel good about themselves. His music skills & leadership
carries over to all his business endeavors, propelling
achievements & success to exceptional levels. We observed
& admired his steady, upward climb & are amazed
at his knowledge & experience in the music he loves.
His "NBA SALUTES THE BOB WILLS ERA" recordings
is some of the finest, best quality music we've heard
anywhere. We are honored, proud to know & have as
our friend New York's own King Of Western Swing!
Generous by nature, NBA supports efficient
charities, high schools & universities.
and Mary Jo Jacobs
Grand Island, New York