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  • Text: 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 relaxed even though the rest of the flight was wild • During the flight, 40 mm were blowing
Crowell, James Hugh (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: , which had hosted the 1936 Olympics. • (53:43) While in Munich, he heard beautiful string music. He and other Americans came across a church, and looked inside. They were greeted by angry stares of elderly Germans, who probably assumed they had bombed
Lamb Jr., Lawrence (Bill) (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2008

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  • Text: 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 the Cumberland Sound before being transferred to the 20mm gun -Shot at tow targets -Tow
Beachum, Norman L (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: it to the United States and it was fitted as a hospital ship. It was kind of a nice ride. The weather was very good. I listed to radio music. By the way in Hawaii we had Bob Crosby. He finally got out of the Philippines. That was Bing Crosby’s brother and he had
Warber, Ester (Interview transcript and video), 2004

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  • Text: 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 stopped him from smoking cigars. In England people who smoked cigars were
Zator, Thaddeus (Interview outline and video), 2010

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  • Text: peaceable and tolerant, but if you threaten my family, I'll kill you." And it lives on in country music, with its headquarters in Andrew Jackson's home town of Nashville. Then came, more quietly, the North Midlanders from the Delaware Valley. They moved
Miles, Wendell A. (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2007

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  • Text: 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 basketball because he was tall but he didn’t like the sport. He did participate
Mather, Earl (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: -Watched the first performance of Mozart's music since the Nazi occupation -One man in his unit acted as the manager for the performance -Allowed Allan and his friends to watch the performance from box seats (01:33:24) Occupation Duty Pt. 1 -At the end
Ostar, Allan W (Interview outline and video), 2016

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  • Text: that hole and put two stitches in each side so it would grow over. Then they put me in the ward and I laid flat on my back there for thirty some days. They had sand bags on both sides of my head and I never got so sick of Hawaiian music in all of my life. 39
Austin, Robert (Interview transcript and video), 2008

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  • Text: like that? PS: No. No. JS: Now, did they have chaperones for this, older people who were looking out? PS: Yeah. Yeah. They had chaperones. JS: And then, for the music, did they have live bands there? Or just records? PS: I think it was records. (10:18
Stolk, Peggy (Interview transcript and video), 2008

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  • Text: of the church, and the music kept playing “Here Comes the Bride.” And my dad and I kept talking and talking. I don’t know how many times they played it. And Ed tells me, he thought he was being jilted, at the time. (laughter) But finally, I realized, gosh, I
Johnson, Mae (Interview transcript and video), 2012

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  • Text: and that was mostly the source for girls. 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
Garner, Gerald (Interview transcript and video), 2017