Johnson, Richard H (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Title

Johnson, Richard H (Interview outline and video), 2016

Description

Richard Johnson was born in Lincoln, Kansas, in January 1932. He first served in the Army as a draftee and was inducted in October 1953. He served for two years before getting an early discharge to go to seminary. Upon completion of seminary he joined the National Guard and served as a chaplain for three years before deciding to go on active duty. He was assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas, in October 1965 and originally worked with the 1st Infantry Division then was transferred to the 2nd Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division. In January 1967 he was deployed to Vietnam and served with the 9th Infantry Division. He mostly tended to troops in the Mekong River Delta, conducting services in the field and at Bearcat Base. He left Vietnam on January 2, 1968, and was stationed at Fort Ord, California. He was also stationed at the New Cumberland Defense Depot, Pennsylvania, and served as the post chaplain.

Coverage

2016-10-26

Rights

Publisher

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Contributor

Keizer, Herman Jr. (Interviewer)

Relation

Oral history
Veterans History Project (U.S.)
United States--History, Military
Veterans
Video recordings

Identifier

JohnsonR2062V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

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

Citation

Johnson, Richard H, “Johnson, Richard H (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed April 27, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39618.
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