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18. GENERAL. a. Entertainment in all its forms brings relaxation
and stimulation to the tired soldier. It helps restore
him to fighting trim. The technicians of the Special Service
Company will bring such entertainment to the soldier when
and where he needs it most.
b. The objective of technicians in the entertainment field
is not to furnish shows or entertainment. It is to induce participation
of as many soldiers of the units services as possible.
Technicians will frequently start entertainment, but the carrying
out of a program, whenever possible and practicable,
should be done by the soldiers themselves.
19. PERSONNEL. The technicians responsible for the entertainment
facilities in a Special Service Company are the
music, radio, theater, and motion-picture technicians. There
are four of each of these technicians in the Special Service
Company. One of each is assigned to a platoon.
a. Music Technician. (1) The music technician should be
able to play the piano and possibly one or more of the other
musical instruments found in Kit "D," as well as to repair
most of those instruments. He should understand the use of
the instruction books and assist the men in learning how to
play the instruments contained in that kit. He should be
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United States. War Department. The Special Service Company., book, January 5, 1944; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9907/m1/16/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.