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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: ...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: ...: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: ... 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: ...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: ...a month • He wrote many letters to his family • The men went to bars, played poker, worked with photography, listened to music, and took language classes • Willard attempted to learn French, but he did not have enough time • There was an USO show about every other month (21:20) Show...
Steffens, Willard T. (Interview outline and video), 2006

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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: ...ride his bike home • He woke up the next day on the road next to his bike (43:50) Entertainment • There were dancing and music entertainers; Bob Hope and Joan Stafford • They made friends with some of the locals and Ernest was invited to a wedding ceremony • He was able to go to Sco...
Nunley, Ernest (Interview outline and video), 2005

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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: ... He passed the test because he studied very hard for it (5:32)  He was taught Morse Code o It was easier because he had a music background  He played the Harmonica (5:55)  He passed the code test o Technical part: radio transmitters, theory of radio, rules & regulations of inte...
Myers, William (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