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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: ...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: ...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: ...tayed in a cove for 1 week while waiting for submarines to pass. During this week, the men played many cards and listened to music. (27:17) The ship landed in Kodiak Bay in Alaska in early summer 1942. (28:08) After landing, the men traveled up the coast to a field where they sent up camp. ...
McNamara, Martin (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ... P.A. operator He was given 2 turntables a generator and a jeep to go around to various platoons in the Philippines and play music for them (33:43) Soon after the end of the war he had been sent to Korea (October of 1945) (34:44) This had been immediately after the Okinawa Typhoon in Octobe...
Van Oss, Julius (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: ...�sand bags on the outside of the hole.  • Slept in the barn or the house on the floor and listened to music on a radio  • Could hear ‘Big Bertha’ shells every night going off toward the beach front toward Ally ships  • June 1‐Cassino ha...
Kriegbaum, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...ed Bayreuth, Germany, the town where the famous German composer Richard Wagner had died, and the men ended up staying in the music hall that Wagner had built (01:44:56:00)  The first night the men billeted in the music hall, Van Luyn was outside when a German plane began strafin...
Van Luyn, William (Interview outline and video, 1 of 2), 2011

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  • Text: ...He sometimes took naps there as well. They also took the underground subway to Piccadilly Circus. There he saw musicals, had dates, and went to bars. They all laughed and had a great time. (28:20) The English people there treated him and the other soldiers very well all the time. They stopp...
Zator, Thaddeus (Interview outline and video), 2010

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  • Text: ... the far southwest corner of the Sixth Circuit, in Memphis, Tennessee, there is the black community that gave birth to blues music and rhythm and blues. and inspired a poor white in the housing projects, Elvis Presley. The boundaries of the 12 judicial circuits of the United States Court of...
Miles, Wendell A. (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2007

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  • Text: ...e words down by how they sounded and Earl did the same thing. • Earl graduated from the 8th grade with one extra credit in Music. • Earl went to high school between Garfield and Damascus. • (13:47) His high school had a basketball team but no football team. He was told he should play ...
Mather, Earl (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...months in the hospital (01:11:12:00) o Because he had been out of touch with home for so long, cultural, everything, such as music, was new to him (01:11:36:00)  The adjustment of going from the front line to the “front bed” was a little much for Johnson (01:11:47:00) o At the time o...
Johnson, Edward (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2012

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  • Text: ...He wrote home around the time, comparing Christmas at home to his Christmas there. There were no lights, music or food. All they had were K-rations. He also remembers a night when it snowed so badly. They had whitewashed the tanks the night before so they could blend in with the snow, and t...
Hinken, Morris (Interview outline and video), 2011