Audio clip: Duane Barger

The newsreels played at the cinema made an impression on Duane Barger.

Duane Barger: Well, you'd go to picture show, the big thing on the screen.

Rebecca Snow (interviewer): Ah.

DB: That kind of stuff. We went to see cowboy shows, you know, Westerns, in those days.

RS: And then they'd have the newsreels.

DB: Then would come a newsreel, they would show what's going on over there. By that time the war was fully going on. People were being in the Army and the Navy and the Marines. Here I'm 16, 17 years old, and "Hey, I want to be in that place."

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