and Vaughn Monroe, circa 1946
Vaughn's brother, William (see photo, left) played in his
band for a time and also sang. "He had a beautiful voice" relates
daughter, Shari, "but his calling was in the air. He loved planes and
taught for the Air Force for many years."
Joseph recalls, "My father, William (also a wonderful
singer), was very active with his brother through the early years of their
musical careers, but was pulled from the endeavor by his Air Force duties
and career in WWII and Korea. They had been inseparable until that time."
was truly a kind and dear soul. Very family oriented and gentle."--Shari
Read Shari's Journal Entry