At the very beginning of the 1981 movie Taps, George C. Scott reads from the Book of Remembrance. This book contains all of the soldiers from Bunker Hill Academy (not sure if that's a real school or not) who have died in wars. After each name, he mentions the place they died and then says, "Taps" and the date of their death. i.e. "Thomas, John H., Class of '22, Okinawa, Japan, Taps September 10, 1942."
The only information I could find on "Taps" relates to the bugle call. Does "Taps" have some other meaning? What does it mean in the context of that segment of the movie?