Johnson, Chester (Interview transcript and video), 2019

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Johnson, Chester (Interview transcript and video), 2019

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Description

Chester Johnson was born in South Haven, Michigan, in 1949. He attended high school in Benton Harbor and graduated in 1967. Chester was drafted into the Army in January 1969. He completed basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He did his advanced individual training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Chester then went to non-commissioned officer (NCO) school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was sent to Vietnam in early 1970, where he was assigned to B company, 1st battalion, 196th regiment of the light infantry brigade. During his time in Vietnam, Chester was involved in various skirmishes. He was part of a group that was sent into Laos on a patrol mission. He went on R and R in Australia in November 1970. He returned home from Vietnam in December 1970. Chester is currently involved with a veterans’ group in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Date

2019-11

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401.

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

JohnsonC2339V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Johnson, Chester, “Johnson, Chester (Interview transcript and video), 2019,” Digital Collections, accessed March 4, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/48878.
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