Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Danny Johnson. Interview conducted by DeVore, Ryan in Orlando, FL.


0:17 When and where were you born; 0:26 Service and highest rank achieved; 0:53 Service members in family and their influence; 1:23 Doing right before the Air Force; 2:06 Reason that he joined the Air Force; 2:51 Early days of basic training; 5:05 Adaptation to MP school; 5:20 First couple of years as MP; 7:15 Something else besides Georgia? Turkey. Different billets; 8:55 Duties performed during 1st Gulf War with Iraq; 10:33 Incoming missile to base in Qatar; 11:45 How long were you in Qatar; 12:05 What is missed from the Air Force; 13:20 For relaxation in Qatar; 16:55 Reception back home after the war, comparison to past conflicts; 20:00 Veterans groups; 20:07 Transition to civilian life; 23:00 Ended up being corrections officer; 23:35 Growth of Central Florida area; 24:20 Middle East culture v. American; 26:15 Interactions with different culture; 28:15 20 years of service, life lessons; 6:20 End.

Place of Birth





White - Non Hispanic

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Interview Date


Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida


Department of History, University of Central Florida


All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type