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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: ...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: ... he got into show business he got to stay in hotels -Slept and ate in hotels -Had bands of Displaced Persons (refugees) play music for them in hotels -While in Marburg he got treated to music with dinner -Went to nightclubs and beer halls -Went to dances with German girls -Didn...
Hopkins, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2015

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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: ...d and got a job with Lorenz Publishing -Went to Memphis, Tennessee in 1949 and set up a Lorenz Publishing branch -Sold sheet music to schools and churches -Did that for ten years -Moved back to Grand Rapids and worked for Zondervan Publishing -Did that for 25 years -Remembers the rise of El...
Lehmann, Maurice (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ...(4:45) School • • • • He lived near the city and went to a larger elementary school, which he walked to He was into music and played the drums and also sang In high school he loved football and also ran in track He hated school and did not like to study; he got bad grades (10:40) ...
Warner, Frank (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2005

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  • Text: ...hat he was sick -Got back a day late and was yelled at, but not punished -Allowed weekend passes -Found a good bar with good music in Biloxi (00:14:29) Specialist Training -Assigned to Chanute Field, Illinois for Specialist Training -It was a good base and the food was much better than at K...
Bouchard, Wallace Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ...ew York, and so he just happened to be there at the same time I was. JS: So what did you go and see on that weekend? ME: Oh, music. What do you call it, Music… JS: Radio City… ME: Yeah. Radio City. He took me up in the Empire State Building. Just downtown New York. JS: All righ...
Edema, Margaret (Interview transcript and video), 2008

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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: ...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