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    Oral memoirs of Roger Gilbert: an interview conducted on July 2, 2020
    (2021-06-18) Dickmeyer, Laurie
    In this brief interview Roger Gilbert discusses the WWII experiences of his grandfather Johnnie Alexander Dimas. Born on June 24, 1924 in Rosebud, Texas, Dimas was raised in Waco, Texas. Due to a sense of patriotism, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was deployed at Guam. He was medically discharged. Following the war, he had a varied career, singing in nightclubs, teaching salsa, and working as a chef.