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Roster of TUSA Showmobile Members

Recollections of Leo Hartshorn

If each of you would provide answers for the following questions, it would help establish the overall framework.
1. When did you become involved with the Showmobile/Soldier Show?

I was part of the Soldier Show from the spring of 1970 to the fall of 1971.

2. How did you become involved?

By chance Terry Moretti came to the back of the base pharmacy at Fort Gordan in Augusta, Georgia where I worked as a medic. He needed cough syrup to for his cold so he could play at the show that evening. Since I was a musician I was intrigued about the show and possibly playing in it. I auditioned for the show that evening and was accepted as a new member a couple of months later.

3. When were you with the show....how long?

For 18 months

4. What functions did you serve?

I was the drummer for the pit band.

5. In what productions did you participate?

Getting It Together, Now (April-August 1970); Turned On, Tuned In and Out A Sight (September-December 1970); Troubadours '71 (January-May 1971), Good Time Summer Time (May-September 1971); Hello Dolly (1971) and a couple of shorter side productions.

6. Have you maintained contact with any other show personnel?

I have had contact with several former members through the internet and Facebook

7. Do you have a website or other on-line presence?

I have several blogs: leohartshorn; drummingforpeace; artisansofsocialchange

8. Do you think your experiences as a member of the show had an effect on you post-military life?

The impact on my life was more doing the show in that it provided a nonviolent, creative outlet for me, since when I was drafted I was living in LA as a working musician, artist, and pacifist and had no desire to go into the military.

Any other comments you'd like to make?

I am putting photos and comments on my Drumming for Peace blog site.