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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: 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: -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: • 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

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  • Text: got back o Threw a big celebration for him upon his return (24:20) Training for the Army • Was a college music major and joined the National Guard Band o Also trained in combat • In college joined the ROTC program to be an officer; wanted to be a pilot
Bates, Jonathan Richard (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: -Moved to Villa Park, Illinois in 1929 -Father worked for Lorenz Publishing -Publishing sheet music for churches and schools -Had steady work during the Great Depression, but had his hours cut -Worked a side job selling AAA Insurance door to door -After
Lehmann, Maurice (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: (00:16:54)  Thought it strange that the people trying to kill you in war don’t even know you; hard to rationalize and justify (00:17:45)  Uses his music to get through his struggles after the War; needs to focus on something else (00:18:40)  Gets
Jones, Bert R., II (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: in the same house for 57 years before selling it. From an early age he loved music. Went to grade school and high school in Berkley. Graduated Berkley High School in 1965. Briefly mentions his sports activities in school. (03:10) Pre-enlistment Years (03:15
Dean, Douglas G. (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: remained on- base for their own safety. Free time was often spent playing sports such as baseball, going to the “Soldier’s Club” where live music and shows were played, or going to the “Post Exchange” store as opposed to going off- base. (00:11:35:00) Post
Teegardin, Myron (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: would always play music they commonly heard in New York. He did not care for it. (7:20)  Arapaho and Apaches where also enlisted in the military and often these two groups would get in both physical and verbal arguments with one another. (8:00) After
Fortier, Harry L. (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: and the full year going to school. (43:25) o While doing this, he describes his extracurricular activities. (44:13) o Graduated from Union College in 1951 and afterwards got a job working with a denominational conference in a musical capacity. (44:48) o Life
Penno, Paul (Interview outline and video), 2007