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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: 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: , there was plenty of marijuana, music, and movies -Stand downs only lasted about two or three days (00:58:25) Racial Tensions, Drug Use, and Morale Problems -There were only two black soldiers in his unit -One was in the recon platoon and he knew him from advanced
Vanden Hout, James (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: musicals, had dates, and went to bars. They all laughed and had a great time. (28:20) The English people there treated him and the other soldiers very well all the time. They stopped him from smoking cigars. In England people who smoked cigars were
Zator, Thaddeus (Interview outline and video), 2010

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  • Text: peaceable and tolerant, but if you threaten my family, I'll kill you." And it lives on in country music, with its headquarters in Andrew Jackson's home town of Nashville. Then came, more quietly, the North Midlanders from the Delaware Valley. They moved
Miles, Wendell A. (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2007

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  • Text: credit in Music. • Earl went to high school between Garfield and Damascus. • (13:47) His high school had a basketball team but no football team. He was told he should play basketball because he was tall but he didn’t like the sport. He did participate
Mather, Earl (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: there so many times. It was actually the best years of my life. I didn’t have very much money, it was just the whole thing, Amsterdam, it was the start of the music thing—I didn’t—I was just a--I just loved the music, I liked all the women in Amsterdam, I
Toms, Alan (Interview transcript and video, 1 of 2), 2011

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  • Text: camp and listen to music, I‟d listen to music and go to the NCO club. 45:00 22 Interviewer: One of the sort of standard critiques, largely cliché, about the soldiers in Vietnam, and so forth, is they were drinking, doing drugs and doing all sorts
Brinn, Joseph (Interview transcript and video), 2010
Joe Lange was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 9th, 1947. After graduating high school, Lange married and briefly attended college before getting a full-time job and receiving his draft notice. After receiving his draft noticed, Lange went through basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and advanced training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia to be a generator mechanic. Once he completed the training at Fort Belvoir, Lange returned home before deploying to Vietnam to serve for a year in the 124th Signal Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division.
Lange, Joesph (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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  • Text: that with that? Straighten up a little bit. Comb that hair.‟” (00:34:33) “What kind of music were you listening to?” (00:34:35) ”Pretty much what anyone else was listening to.” (00:34:41) “Okay. This is like the rock-n-roll era.” (00:34:44) “Credence Clearwater Revival, any
Sefton, Mary B. (Interview transcript and video), 2005