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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: announcements, and play music -Did that duty until he was discharged -Enjoyed that duty -He would take requests for music and would play a wide variety of music -Fort Meade was twenty five miles from Baltimore so he pretty much stayed on base (00:22:48
Slager, Ralph (Interview outline and video), 2015

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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: 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: 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: 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: months in the hospital (01:11:12:00) o Because he had been out of touch with home for so long, cultural, everything, such as music, was new to him (01:11:36:00)  The adjustment of going from the front line to the “front bed” was a little much for Johnson
Johnson, Edward (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2012