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  • Description: ...Dave Pugh was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1961. Dave was in college during the aftermath of Vietnam, studying music and teaching. He enlisted into the military to be a part of the National Guard Band. He went to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for Basic Training. After AIT training he went to...
  • Text: ...1961 (00:23) His family moved when he was two years old to Grand Rapids, Michigan During high school he was very involved in music (00:34) o He enjoyed the music, the interaction, and the friends When he went to college, he decided to take some music classes (00:51) o He e...
Pugh, Thomas Dave (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: ...e announcers and disc jockeys for the hospital’s radio network -His job was to read the news, make 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...
Slager, Ralph (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ...g “The Greatest Love” by Whitney Houston and received a standing ovation (44:38) His superior suggest that he follow his music career, so Weaver did (44:43) He had a long music career, where he was involved in christian music, theatre, and had balance in his life (45:4...
Weaver, David, Sr.(Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: .... • The men go on trips to the local casinos. • The men also get to go to local events such as the theatre and musical events. • The Adopt a Vet program helps men who do not have any family connect to a special person in the community. • They found a grave labeled “Unknown Colored...
Brooks, Sarah (Interview outline and video), 2006

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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: ...s; 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, which nearly caused an International uproar; made her apologize on air.  In Iceland, couldn’t talk about alcohol or dogs on air.  (00:38:45)...
Heintzelman, William L. (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...icycles (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 His father was able to convert a German soldier’s uniform into a su...
Meiers, Paul (Interview outline and video), 2010

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  • Text: ...It isn't any good that way. Love, StanN -6-9-45 ..... The tent is vacant and there's some siteet music coming from far down the way and it makes it easier to write a nice letter to you. Tonight I listened to Hit Parade and heard -Laura N... that piece I love. It's a haunting ...
Kirby, Marthajane (Interview transcript and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...after the Air Force -Worked at a variety of short term jobs after he completed his time in the Air Force -Worked at Voice of Music in Benton Harbor, Michigan -Continued his work with electronics there -Got a job at Lear Siegler Aerospace Research Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan -Worked the...
Corbett, James (Interview outline and video), 2013

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  • Text: ...They actually required me to take four or five days off and I stay right there in base 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 fort...
Brinn, Joseph (Interview transcript and video), 2010

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  • Text: ...And I think the church work has permeated through our children because our daughter has become a major in music and both vocal and keyboard, she plays for churches and so forth. Charles Collins: Good! Mary: And our son is a pastor so I think that work probably influenced them and I think Ma...
Crowell, Mary Louise Mitchell (Interview transcript and video), 2007