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  • Text: just happened to be there at the same time I was. JS: So what did you go and see on that weekend? ME: Oh, music. What do you call it, Music… JS: Radio City… ME: Yeah. Radio City. He took me up in the Empire State Building. Just downtown New York. JS
Edema, Margaret (Interview transcript and video), 2008

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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: Home for Veterans where he’s been for 2 months. He briefly discussed his musical history in the service and remembers playing at the Hoedown in Detroit, MI. Finally, he wraps up his discussion by stressing that being in a wheelchair should never stop
Weaver, Dale A. (Interview outline and video), 2007

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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

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  • Text: the voyage. (25:40) There were multiple ships traveling with Martin’s but not very close together. (26:25) Ship stayed in a cove for 1 week while waiting for submarines to pass. During this week, the men played many cards and listened to music. (27:17
McNamara, Martin (Interview outline and video), 2008

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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: of fire on their ships with their 6-inch gun barrels causing one ship to keel over at one point. (11:49) • Astrauckas related how he was listening to music while rockets fired from the ships to shore. (12:51) •Arrived at Normandy on D+1 and unloaded
Astrauckas, Richard (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: , Belgium, Luxembourg, nothing with Italy; all of mainland Europe. o Responsibilities & Experiences  Monitored stations; had a lot of sensitivities in Europe.  One time had a woman that commented on the radio not having good Rock N’ Roll music in Austria
Heintzelman, William L. (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: to the death of his grandfather and grandmother. (34:46) He received no special awards or honors for his duty. (35:36) Approx. every month there was a USO show. (35:47) Most shows had 5-7 people in the shows. (36:16) The shows varied in content from music
Broek, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: and so many limousines; saw only tricycles (often saw peddlers use these), motorbikes, or German vehicles before this  Saw the Empire State Building, the Music Hall, etc. The half-brother gave Meiers’s father money and all the children new clothes
Meiers, Paul (Interview outline and video), 2010

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  • Text: than 400 pounds of souvenirs -He had bought a high end stereo and music, so he brought that home with him (00:19:52) Arrival in Vietnam -His first thought upon arriving in Vietnam was that it was warm -He met a soldier from Battle Creek, Michigan his
Jerzyk, Benjamin (Interview outline and video), 2014