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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: -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
Turner, James F.A. (Interview outline and video), 2015

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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

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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, 1 of 4), 2011

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  • Text: turntables, speakers, and recording equipment so that when they were at sea, they could listen to music, mainly rock and roll records (00:18:48:00) o When they pulled into port at Formosa, the records were a dime an album and the men came to Wykstra to play
Wykstra, James (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: there so many times. It was actually the best years of my life. I didn’t have very much money, it was just the whole thing, Amsterdam, it was the start of the music thing—I didn’t—I was just a--I just loved the music, I liked all the women in Amsterdam, I
Toms, Alan (Interview transcript and video, 1 of 2), 2011

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  • Text: camp and listen to music, I‟d listen to music and go to the NCO club. 45:00 22 Interviewer: One of the sort of standard critiques, largely cliché, about the soldiers in Vietnam, and so forth, is they were drinking, doing drugs and doing all sorts
Brinn, Joseph (Interview transcript and video), 2010
Joe Lange was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 9th, 1947. After graduating high school, Lange married and briefly attended college before getting a full-time job and receiving his draft notice. After receiving his draft noticed, Lange went through basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and advanced training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia to be a generator mechanic. Once he completed the training at Fort Belvoir, Lange returned home before deploying to Vietnam to serve for a year in the 124th Signal Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division.
Lange, Joesph (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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  • Text: that with that? Straighten up a little bit. Comb that hair.‟” (00:34:33) “What kind of music were you listening to?” (00:34:35) ”Pretty much what anyone else was listening to.” (00:34:41) “Okay. This is like the rock-n-roll era.” (00:34:44) “Credence Clearwater Revival, any
Sefton, Mary B. (Interview transcript and video), 2005

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  • Text: and the media portrayed the war in a negative light almost every night and demonstrations at colleges and universities began to increase (00:41:50:00) o When Martin Luther King Jr. was shot, the Army played very soft music for three days because
Groothuis, Larry (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: in Vietnam”, but now it’s being played on popular music, so there are a lot of things you miss. 49:02 Yeah, there is a lot that I missed, obviously. Interviewer: Now, there are stereotype images of Vietnam and what went on in Vietnam and a certain kind
Hardiman, Bill (Interview transcript and video), 2011