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  • Text: or other defenses -Thought they were going to Alaska until heard Hawaiian music on the radio -Slept on the deck of the ship -Sailed over on a Victory Ship -Tightly packed -Used saltwater for showers, but had freshwater for drinking -Stopped at Hawaii
Press, Charles (Interview outline and video), 2017

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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: they would scramble about and be easy targets • The Chinese would play popular American music to try to make the troops homesick and they would also announce propaganda to try to make them surrender (53:40) Supplies • Someone would stand guard while others
Pfeiffer, Dan (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: (00:39:30) Downtime -Went to two parties at their base camp -Saw Japanese girl bands that were performing for the troops -Didn’t understand the lyrics, but enjoyed the music -Went water skiing on the Saigon River -Both activities were part of two three
Pittman, James (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: it and the same goes for the other fella's. I'll never forget it. Thanks for the nice compliment about my nice letters to you. Do you like Glenn Miller'smusic? I love all the slow, beautiful music. And I love sports, especially tennis. " Mart~ajane Kirby' 8468
Kirby, Marthajane (Interview transcript and video), 2008

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  • Description: traveled around the Pacific, docking in various countries across Southeast Asia. When she made the decision to leave the service, McCarthy felt it was the appropriate time for her to move on and pursue a higher education in music performance. She enjoyed
  • Text: out?” (23:39) I was ready, I needed to move on, I wanted to go to music school and be a musician, and so I’m working on that. I was tired and yeah I needed to do something else, and I was already planning on getting out, I just didn’t get out as early
McCarthy, Stacie (Interview transcript and video), 2019

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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: turntables a generator and a jeep to go around to various platoons in the Philippines and play music for them (33:43) Soon after the end of the war he had been sent to Korea (October of 1945) (34:44) This had been immediately after the Okinawa Typhoon
Van Oss, Julius (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text:  cornered into the barn.  Built up sand bags on the outside of the hole.  • Slept in the barn or the house on the floor and listened to music on a radio  • Could hear ‘Big Bertha’ shells every night going off toward the beach front toward Ally ships  • June
Kriegbaum, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: not do much shoot; mostly, they were shot at by the enemy (01:44:46:00) o At one point, Van Luyn’s unit was stationed Bayreuth, Germany, the town where the famous German composer Richard Wagner had died, and the men ended up staying in the music hall
Van Luyn, William (Interview outline and video, 1 of 2), 2011

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  • Text: the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. -Troops had been deployed out of Fort Knox to deal with riots in the cities -He stayed in the day room and played music to pass the time -Majority of black soldiers and even some white soldiers didn’t want to go
Billingslea, Thornell (Interview outline and video), 2016

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  • Text: ) Downtime in Da Nang -For the most part he would spend downtime sleeping and eating -He got a reel-reel recorder through a friend that took an R&R in Japan -Used it to record music on the radio at the USO Club -Martha Ray came in as part of the USO
Bajema, Melvin (Interview outline and video), 2014