D-Day veteran and Bedford resident Bordeleau and band play on
Songs of the 1940s and beyond were presented on Nov. 3, at a Bedford Public Library concert featuring Bedford’s Paul Bordeleau.
A World War II D-Day veteran, Bordeleau served as the telephone operator for Gen. Omar Bradley and later for George Patton. In the Korean War, he served with the 11th Airborne Division.
At the concert, Bordeleau welcomed fellow musicians, Doug Rickard, of Manchester, who sings and plays banjo and guitar, drummer Don Turcotte, a musician for more than 40 years, and Ed Bordeleau, Paul’s son, whose bass and brass renditions enrich any performance.
The quartet played one of Paul’s favorite tunes, “Since You Came into Sight,” a composition he penned upon meeting actress and movie star Marlene Deitrich. Paul’s daughter, Jan, was the library concert’s organizer.
The concert was presented by the Friends of the Bedford Public Library, Genny MacKenzie, chair of entertainment, and supported by the Bedford Public Library Foundation.