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  • Text: ...ichigan • Went to Warren Fitzgerald Junior High and High School • (2:10) Played saxophone in the band-very interested in music • John says his IQ 176 • Graduated with a 3.9GPA-didn’t study (4:00) University of Michigan 1966 • Music Major • John talks about his study h...
Salistian Jr., John (Interview outline and video), 2007

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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: ... prisoners for Sunday services -Most likely because the chapel had eight air conditioners -Noticed some of the prisoners had musical talent -Brought some instruments to the prison so the prisoners could play during services -His chaplain’s assistant was an excellent guitarist -Played ...
Swim, Vernon G (Interview outline and video), 2016

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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: ... and also when he got back o Threw a big celebration for him upon his return (24:20) Training for the Army • Was a college music major and joined the National Guard Band o Also trained in combat • In college joined the ROTC program to be an officer; wanted to be a pilot but that didn’...
Bates, Jonathan Richard (Interview outline and video), 2007

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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: ...nge that the people trying to kill you in war don’t even know you; hard to rationalize and justify (00:17:45)  Uses his music to get through his struggles after the War; needs to focus on something else (00:18:40)  Gets better over the years, easier to deal with   Might be ...
Jones, Bert R., II (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...Lived with his mom in the same house for 57 years before selling it. From an early age he loved music. Went to grade school and high school in Berkley. Graduated Berkley High School in 1965. Briefly mentions his sports activities in school. (03:10) Pre-enlistment Years (03:15) • Dean me...
Dean, Douglas G. (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...Free time was often spent playing sports such as baseball, going to the “Soldier’s Club” where live music and shows were played, or going to the “Post Exchange” store as opposed to going off- base. (00:11:35:00) Post- War Experience (00:12:50:00)  Teegardin chose to travel by b...
Teegardin, Myron (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: ...arged. (6:00)  While working he had been exposed to Black service members from the city who he recalled would always play music they commonly heard in New York. He did not care for it. (7:20)  Arapaho and Apaches where also enlisted in the military and often these two groups would get...
Fortier, Harry L. (Interview outline and video), 2011