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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: ... 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: ...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: ...her things to try to forget what went on • Sometimes they could go to the nearby villages • They sat around, listened to music, and would go to the club where they would have entertainment • Got to see the Bob Hope show that held at his camp • Mostly they worked and slept because th...
Dells, Glen (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...eek. (10:01) o Living conditions (10:08)  When not on duty on weekends, Frederick liked to relax, sleep, and listen to music. (10:47)  Briefly discusses what sorts of pranks he pulled while in the service. (10:58) o Describes what he thought of various officers and soldiers. And...
Frederick, James (Interview outline and video), 2008

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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

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  • Text: .... every month there was a USO show. (35:47) Most shows had 5-7 people in the shows. (36:16) The shows varied in content from music, to sports, to celebrity appearances. (36:38) He saw 9 shows at Binh Thuy Air Base. (30:03) He served in country for approx. 1 year. (1969-1970) (39:13) End of...
Broek, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: ...hen he returned home he was allowed to bring a little less than 400 pounds of souvenirs -He had bought a high end stereo and music, so he brought that home with him (00:19:52) Arrival in Vietnam -His first thought upon arriving in Vietnam was that it was warm -He met a soldier from Battle C...
Jerzyk, Benjamin (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: ...-Troops had been deployed out of Fort Knox to deal with riots in the cities -He stayed in the day room and played music to pass the time -Majority of black soldiers and even some white soldiers didn’t want to go to the cities -Discharged in August 1968 -Army encouraged him to leave (01:05...
Billingslea, Thornell (Interview outline and video), 2016

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  • Text: ...r or not he received it Entertainment and Morale (00:36:48) Mainly played lots of card games for entertainment; also played music, lots of boom boxes; wrote letters  Goldrick really encouraged his men to write so they could keep up communication with those back home  They received...
Goldrick, Martin (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...Felt Soul Food should be called “Southern Food” because he ate it growing up too -Why did the base have to play “black music” during Black History Month? -In another class they discussed interracial marriage -Same racist sergeant from earlier opposed to interracial marriage -One fem...
Turner, James F.A. (Interview outline and video), 2015