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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: • Many of the men he was with wanted to attack the Russians when they were done in the Pacific • The Marines were in Guam to support the Navy. They were non-combatants; their job was more mechanical • The USO came over to play music, but they did not like
Steele, George (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: . He graduated in 1942. (5:20) He has 1 brother and 3 sisters. (6:03) The home he lived in at the time of this interview (August 2011) Ray built himself. (7:22) He took music lessons on the banjo as a child. He and his brother would play in square
Richardson, Ray (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: was intended to be nine months long. -However for time constraints it was compacted to five months. -Given time every weekend to go into town to New York City. (00:25:00) -Regrets never stopping to see musical Oklahoma while it was playing in the City
Bush, Alfred L "Sam" (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: in Detroit -Taught music there for twenty years -Worked as a counselor for thirteen years -Encouraged a lot of boys and girls to enlist in the military -They had no future in Detroit and no direction in life -Had a lot of them come back and thank him
Eppinga, Stuart Dirk (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ) Picked up a piano from a music store in Toulon, France and brought it on deck (01:00:44) Traveled to Athens one time and got to see the Acropolis (01:01:22) Traveled primarily between Italy and France – never traveled to Egypt (01:02:03) When on the ship
Trovato, Anthony (Interview outline and video), 2012

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  • Text: music of a hymn “Be Still My Soul” and the most comfortable feeling imaginable fell over him o Crowell was put at ease in the midst of fire and noise o Was relaxed even though the rest of the flight was wild • During the flight, 40 mm were blowing
Crowell, James Hugh (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: to music every morning -Informal -Received a lot of gunnery training -Worked with 20mm antiaircraft guns -Trained with .50 caliber machine guns -Worked on a 40mm gun on the Cumberland Sound before being transferred to the 20mm gun -Shot at tow targets -Tow
Beachum, Norman L (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: it to the United States and it was fitted as a hospital ship. It was kind of a nice ride. The weather was very good. I listed to radio music. By the way in Hawaii we had Bob Crosby. He finally got out of the Philippines. That was Bing Crosby’s brother and he had
Warber, Ester (Interview transcript and video), 2004

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  • Text: and that was mostly the source for girls. I don’t know how many fellows took it but he went on to Central Michigan then and got his degree for teaching and math and music. And when he went to be in high school for his first job, I went with him for first grade, So
Garner, Gerald (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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  • Text: in Sturgis, but also played music -Died on Christmas Eve when Marshall was seven years old -Everybody was poor during the Great Depression -Made do with what they had -Mother remarried in 1933 -Moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan -Got along well with the black
Doak, Marshall (Interview outline and video), 2015