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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: 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 was twenty five miles from Baltimore so he pretty much stayed on base (00:22:48
Slager, Ralph (Interview outline and video), 2015

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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: ) 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't have a lot of downtime while he was in show business -Spent all day preparing for shows
Hopkins, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2015

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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: -Moved to Villa Park, Illinois in 1929 -Father worked for Lorenz Publishing -Publishing sheet music for churches and schools -Had steady work during the Great Depression, but had his hours cut -Worked a side job selling AAA Insurance door to door -After
Lehmann, Maurice (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: played the organ and piano for movies and his grandparents helped raise him (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
Warner, Frank (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2005

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  • Text: 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 Keesler Field or Fort Sheridan
Bouchard, Wallace Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: 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
Edema, Margaret (Interview transcript and video), 2008

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  • Text: • Many of the men he was with wanted to attack the Russians when they were done in the Pacific • The Marines were in Guam to support the Navy. They were non-combatants; their job was more mechanical • The USO came over to play music, but they did not like
Steele, George (Interview outline and video), 2007