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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: ... but he did have a master sergeant who was about 15 years older than 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 i...
McKindley, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: ...46 (36:35) Before Leaving for the Philippines • 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 ...
Katsma, August (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ... and also when he got back o Threw a big celebration for him upon his return (24:20) Training for the Army • Was a college music major and joined the National Guard Band o Also trained in combat • In college joined the ROTC program to be an officer; wanted to be a pilot but that didn’...
Bates, Jonathan Richard (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: ...Free time was often spent playing sports such as baseball, going to the “Soldier’s Club” where live music and shows were played, or going to the “Post Exchange” store as opposed to going off- base. (00:11:35:00) Post- War Experience (00:12:50:00)  Teegardin chose to travel by b...
Teegardin, Myron (Interview outline and video), 2011

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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: ...ities. (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 after school (44:55) o Briefly describes the various places he moved too around the U.S. and then finally to Michigan. He discusses h...
Penno, Paul (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...tayed 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) The ship landed in Kodiak Bay in Alaska in early summer 1942. (28:08) After landing, the men traveled up the coast to a field where they sent up camp. ...
McNamara, Martin (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ... the enemy from their positions so 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 ot...
Pfeiffer, Dan (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ... P.A. operator He was given 2 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 in Octobe...
Van Oss, Julius (Interview outline and video), 2011