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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
  • Text: 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 enjoyed all of the same elements as he did
Pugh, Thomas Dave (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: grew up in Warren Michigan • 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
Salistian Jr., John (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Art Jacobs Disc one: (1:06:00) Disc two: (00:59:08) 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
Jacobs, Art (Interview outline and video), 2005

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  • Text: 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 it as a thrilling experience (00:19
McKindley, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: • 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) Showing of Photographs
Steffens, Willard T. (Interview outline and video), 2006

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  • Text: 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
Brooks, Sarah (Interview outline and video), 2006

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  • Text: 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 Scotland
Nunley, Ernest (Interview outline and video), 2005

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  • Text: • 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 20 days leave when his
Katsma, August (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: had the proper motivation (5:06)  Told he had to pass a test to get into the radio school because he was too young o 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
Myers, William (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: 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
Bates, Jonathan Richard (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: (00:16:54)  Thought it strange 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
Jones, Bert R., II (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: 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, Douglas G. (Interview outline and video), 2007