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  • Text: ...ichigan • 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 Major • John talks about his study h...
Salistian Jr., John (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...nge 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 better over the years, easier to deal with   Might be ...
Jones, Bert R., II (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...Lived with his mom 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 me...
Dean, Douglas G. (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...her things to try to forget what went on • Sometimes they could go to the nearby villages • They sat around, listened to music, and would go to the club where they would have entertainment • Got to see the Bob Hope show that held at his camp • Mostly they worked and slept because th...
Dells, Glen (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...eek. (10:01) o Living conditions (10:08)  When not on duty on weekends, Frederick liked to relax, sleep, and listen to music. (10:47)  Briefly discusses what sorts of pranks he pulled while in the service. (10:58) o Describes what he thought of various officers and soldiers. And...
Frederick, James (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...arged. (6:00)  While working he had been exposed to Black service members from the city who he recalled 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...
Fortier, Harry L. (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: .... 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, to sports, to celebrity appearances. (36:38) He saw 9 shows at Binh Thuy Air Base. (30:03) He served in country for approx. 1 year. (1969-1970) (39:13) End of...
Broek, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: ...heir 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 day in country R&Rs (00:40:20) Prostitution, Drugs, and General Morale -Sol...
Pittman, James (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: ... 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 to perform for the troops -There was a base theatre that showed movies (00:40:38) Living Con...
Bajema, Melvin (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: ...r or not he received it Entertainment and Morale (00:36:48) Mainly played lots of card games for entertainment; also played music, lots of boom boxes; wrote letters  Goldrick really encouraged his men to write so they could keep up communication with those back home  They received...
Goldrick, Martin (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...e in the rear for a stand down -It was a chance to clean up -Chance to drink beer, eat steak, 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 hi...
Vanden Hout, James (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ...ar killed off long range radio contact with the outside world -Very isolated in the Gulf -Stayed entertained with movies and music (00:17:17) First Vietnam Deployment-Incidents and Daily Life -Had a helicopter crash into their superstructure -Rotor fractured and exploded and wounded a numbe...
Carlson, John (Interview outline and video, 3 and 4 of 4), 2011