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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: ...e announcers and disc jockeys for the hospital’s radio network -His job was to read the news, make 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...
Slager, Ralph (Interview outline and video), 2015

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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: ...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: ...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