Streaming Media

Description

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

Log

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; 26:20 End.

Date of Birth

1960-03-12

Place of Birth

Kentucky

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Kentucky

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1978-08-02

1998-08-30

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

487 Missile Security Group; Comiso Air Station, Italy

Location of Service

Qatar

Highest Rank

Technical Sergeant; TSgt

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Desert Shield; Desert Storm

Medals

Kuwait Liberation Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Southwest Asia Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Achievements

Unit Training NCO; Unit Training Manager; Flight Sergeant

Note

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.

City of Birth

Kentucky

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

DeVore, Ryan

Interview Date

3-20-2013

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Johnson, Bradley; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Contributors

DeVore, Ryan

Length of Interview

30 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

Rights

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. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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