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  • Text: grew up in Warren Michigan • 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
Salistian Jr., John (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: (00:16:54)  Thought it strange 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
Jones, Bert R., II (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: 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, Douglas G. (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: 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 they worked 12 hour days (06:36
Dells, Glen (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: 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
Frederick, James (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: 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 in both physical and verbal arguments with one another. (8:00) After
Fortier, Harry L. (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: to the death of his grandfather and grandmother. (34:46) He received no special awards or honors for his duty. (35:36) Approx. 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
Broek, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: (00:39:30) Downtime -Went to two parties at their base camp -Saw Japanese girl bands that were performing for the troops -Didn’t understand the lyrics, but enjoyed the music -Went water skiing on the Saigon River -Both activities were part of two three
Pittman, James (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: ) Downtime in Da Nang -For the most part he would spend downtime sleeping and eating -He got a reel-reel recorder through a friend that took an R&R in Japan -Used it to record music on the radio at the USO Club -Martha Ray came in as part of the USO
Bajema, Melvin (Interview outline and video), 2014

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  • Text: 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 letters regularly  Their First Sergeant
Goldrick, Martin (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: , there was plenty of marijuana, music, and movies -Stand downs only lasted about two or three days (00:58:25) Racial Tensions, Drug Use, and Morale Problems -There were only two black soldiers in his unit -One was in the recon platoon and he knew him from advanced
Vanden Hout, James (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: entertained with movies and music (00:17:17) First Vietnam Deployment-Incidents and Daily Life -Had a helicopter crash into their superstructure -Rotor fractured and exploded and wounded a number of sailors -Came to rest on their flight deck -They stripped
Carlson, John (Interview outline and video, 3 and 4 of 4), 2011