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  • Text: ...:59:08) Disc one (1:00) Growing up in Michigan • • • • There was a lady that lived at the end of the road that gave music lessons He was interested in music and attended music lessons His father bought a general store in Morengo, MI He attended school in Morengo a...
Jacobs, Art (Interview outline and video), 2005

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  • Text: ...They were non-combatants; their job was more mechanical • The USO came over to play music, but they did not like it, so they never came again (34:25) The First Night in Guam • They immediately started digging trenches for air raids and got their sleeping quarters ready • They slept in...
Steele, George (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...her and 3 sisters. (6:03) The home he lived in at the time of this interview (August 2011) Ray built himself. (7:22) He took music lessons on the banjo as a child. He and his brother would play in square dances for entertainment. (8:00) All through high school and college he and his brother...
Richardson, Ray (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: -Given time every weekend to go into town to New York City. (00:25:00) -Regrets never stopping to see musical Oklahoma while it was playing in the City. -Finished the training around the 2nd week of July 1945. -Roosevelt claimed intentions to give Merchant Marines war veteran status.
Bush, Alfred L "Sam" (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ...irection and discipline he needed (00:33:26) Life after the War Pt. 2 -Taught at Southeastern High School in Detroit -Taught music there for twenty years -Worked as a counselor for thirteen years -Encouraged a lot of boys and girls to enlist in the military -They had no future in Detroit an...
Eppinga, Stuart Dirk (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ...in Toulon, France (59:54) o It was against the law (01:00:09) o The museum was abandoned (01:00:17) Picked up a piano from a music store in Toulon, France and brought it on deck (01:00:44) Traveled to Athens one time and got to see the Acropolis (01:01:22) Traveled primarily between Italy a...
Trovato, Anthony (Interview outline and video), 2012

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  • Text: ...gainst the gunner shoulder straps as if a strait jacket but he could do anything about it; couldn’t stop self o Then heard music of a hymn “Be Still My Soul” and the most comfortable feeling imaginable fell over him o Crowell was put at ease in the midst of fire and noise o Was relaxe...
Crowell, James Hugh (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...chool on Oahu -Will never forget driving through the pineapple fields on his way to the base -Enjoyed the school -Woke up to music every morning -Informal -Received a lot of gunnery training -Worked with 20mm antiaircraft guns -Trained with .50 caliber machine guns -Worked on a 40mm gun on ...
Beachum, Norman L (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: ...I don’t know where he got located though further on in the Pacific I guess. We had all kinds of good music. Those wonderful songs of WWII were played on the ship radio and I lay in the sun on the deck. Didn’t do much of anything for five (5) days. I got into the presidio and I think I...
Warber, Ester (Interview transcript and video), 2004

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  • Text: ...I don’t know how many fellows took it but he went on to Central Michigan then and got his degree for teaching and math and music. And when he went to be in high school for his first job, I went with him for first grade, So that’s how much difference it was between my oldest brother and ...
Garner, Gerald (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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  • Text: ...n in Sturgis, Michigan at 220 Grove Street on March 3, 1921 -Father worked for CL Spence factory in Sturgis, but also played music -Died on Christmas Eve when Marshall was seven years old -Everybody was poor during the Great Depression -Made do with what they had -Mother remarried in 1933 -...
Doak, Marshall (Interview outline and video), 2015