Myles, Johnnie (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Title

Myles, Johnnie (Interview outline and video), 2011

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Johnnie Myles, born in Natchez Mississippi in 1929, enlisted in the Army in 1946 at the age of seventeen. He qualified for training as a medic, and did both basic and medical training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. While he was there, the Army began to desegregate, and the all-black unit that he was initially assigned to was broken up, and he was placed in an integrated unit. After completing his training, he was assigned to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he served in an integrated transportation unit as a medic until his discharge in 1949. After returning to Natchez, attending trade school and getting job in a shoe shop, he decided to reenlist in 1952 in order to see more of the world and make a better life for himself. He was assigned to a base in Arkansas, and was now a sergeant supervising several soldiers in a medical unit. He stayed there for two tours, and was discharged in 1958.

Date

2011-08-25

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

MylesJ1182V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Myles, Johnnie, “Myles, Johnnie (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed May 18, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29319.
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