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  • Text: • The men went to bars, played poker, worked with photography, listened to music, and took language classes • Willard attempted to learn French, but he did not have enough time • There was an USO show about every other month (21:20) Showing of Photographs
Steffens, Willard T. (Interview outline and video), 2006

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  • Text: remained on- base for their own safety. 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
Teegardin, Myron (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: they would scramble about and be easy targets • The Chinese would play popular American music to try to make the troops homesick and they would also announce propaganda to try to make them surrender (53:40) Supplies • Someone would stand guard while others
Pfeiffer, Dan (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Description: Arms Unit, Bridge Company. He stayed with that unit over a year, during which time he met the singer Eddie Fisher and did musical acts with him on the base. In 1952, he received orders for Korea and was assigned to B Company of the 44th Construction
  • Text: at Fort Hood when we were there – we both did what we called “Music Orientation.” We‟d get up and do these crazy chants as far as marching and what have you. And at that time, of course, he was very popular with Elizabeth Taylor and all this stuff. He
Shoemaker, Roy (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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  • Text: at the country club for all of the officers and arranged it so that all the officers had dates with young ladies from Cape Town (00:36:24:00)  Pahl’s date was an Irish lady poet; they were dancing and the band was trying American pop music when they finally hit
Pahl, John (Interview outline and video), 2010
Edward Morrin was born in East Boston, Massachusetts on June 21st, 1926. At the outbreak of World War II, Morrin attempted to enlist but the Army denied him because he was only seventeen and needed permission from his parents, although both his parents were dead; however, the Army eventually accepted him. Once finished with training at Fort Wheeler, Georgia, Morrin deployed to the European theater, remaining until after the end of the war, including helping with security during the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. After returning home, Morrin initially got out of active duty but re-enlisted after the Korean War began and made his way to Korea, where he served as an MP. Following the tour Korea, Morrin returned to the United States and served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. as an MP and ambulance driver. After Walter Reed, Morrin had another tour in Korea before returning to the medical center. Eventually, Morrin received orders for Germany and deployed to Berlin, where he was stationed while the Soviet Union and East Germany built the Berlin Wall. When he returned from Germany, Morrin received orders for Vietnam and deployed to the country for a year. Finally, after his tour in Vietnam was complete, Morrin returned to the United States and received an assignment to work with the Reserve forces in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where one of his assignments was delivering news of a soldier's death to his family. However, the job took a toll on Morrin and after two years, he asked for his discharge, which he received.
Morrin, Edward (Interview transcript and video), 2011