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  • Description: Dave Pugh was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1961. Dave was in college during the aftermath of Vietnam, studying music and teaching. He enlisted into the military to be a part of the National Guard Band. He went to Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Text: Rapids, Michigan During high school he was very involved in music (00:34) o He enjoyed the music, the interaction, and the friends When he went to college, he decided to take some music classes (00:51) o He enjoyed all of the same elements as he did
Pugh, Thomas Dave (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: grew up in Warren Michigan • Went to Warren Fitzgerald Junior High and High School • (2:10) Played saxophone in the band-very interested in music • John says his IQ 176 • Graduated with a 3.9GPA-didn’t study (4:00) University of Michigan 1966 • Music
Salistian Jr., John (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Art Jacobs Disc one: (1:06:00) Disc two: (00:59:08) Disc one (1:00) Growing up in Michigan • • • • There was a lady that lived at the end of the road that gave music lessons He was interested
Jacobs, Art (Interview outline and video), 2005

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  • Text: him at the time (00:16:28)  They played all kinds of music: classical, dance, swing and military marches (00:17:10)  Jack remembers when the Germans surrendered in 1945 while he was at Newport News and he describes it as a thrilling experience (00:19
McKindley, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: announcements, and play music -Did that duty until he was discharged -Enjoyed that duty -He would take requests for music and would play a wide variety of music -Fort Meade was twenty five miles from Baltimore so he pretty much stayed on base (00:22:48
Slager, Ralph (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ” by Whitney Houston and received a standing ovation (44:38) His superior suggest that he follow his music career, so Weaver did (44:43) He had a long music career, where he was involved in christian music, theatre, and had balance in his life (45:41) He
Weaver, David, Sr.(Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: -Noticed some of the prisoners had musical talent -Brought some instruments to the prison so the prisoners could play during services -His chaplain’s assistant was an excellent guitarist -Played music for the prisoners -Therapeutic, especially
Swim, Vernon G (Interview outline and video), 2016

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  • Text: • The men went to bars, played poker, worked with photography, listened to music, and took language classes • Willard attempted to learn French, but he did not have enough time • There was an USO show about every other month (21:20) Showing of Photographs
Steffens, Willard T. (Interview outline and video), 2006

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  • Text: on trips to the local casinos. • The men also get to go to local events such as the theatre and musical events. • The Adopt a Vet program helps men who do not have any family connect to a special person in the community. • They found a grave labeled
Brooks, Sarah (Interview outline and video), 2006

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  • Text: the next day on the road next to his bike (43:50) Entertainment • There were dancing and music entertainers; Bob Hope and Joan Stafford • They made friends with some of the locals and Ernest was invited to a wedding ceremony • He was able to go to Scotland
Nunley, Ernest (Interview outline and video), 2005

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  • Text: • August was sent to Camp Buckner, North Carolina • He played big band music for the officers until very late at night with no extra pay • Most of the officers did not treat him well while he was in the service • August received 20 days leave when his
Katsma, August (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ) play music for them in hotels -While in Marburg he got treated to music with dinner -Went to nightclubs and beer halls -Went to dances with German girls -Didn't have a lot of downtime while he was in show business -Spent all day preparing for shows
Hopkins, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2015