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.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Persian Gulf War
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
487 Missile Security Group; Comiso Air Station, Italy
Location of Service
Technical Sergeant; TSgt
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Desert Shield; Desert Storm
Kuwait Liberation Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Southwest Asia Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Unit Training NCO; Unit Training Manager; Flight Sergeant
As Unit Trainer at two locations I instructed between 200-300 personnel in their annual training as well as assisting the Unit Training Manager in monitoring the on-the-job training records for all employees in the unit. As a Unit Training NCO I was responsible for the Unit Training Manager in monitoring the on-the-job training records for all employees in the unit. This included weapons, tactics, chemical weapons, and air craft indentation needed for their deployment to an Air Base located in the country of Qatar. As Flight Sergeant, I was responsible for the supervision and training of up to 100 employees at three different locations.
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Johnson, Danny R.; Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives; United States. Air Force
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Johnson, Danny R. interview" (2013). Veterans Oral Histories. 143.