Oral History interview of Bradley Johnson. Interview conducted by Dull, Joshua at University of Central Florida.
0:27 Birthplace; 0:40 Childhood; 0:51 Parents; 0:59 Family Service; 1:57 Why Join the Air Force; 2:29 Basic Training; 3:34 Operational Weather Squadron Training; 5:23 Yokota Air Base; 6:09 Average Day; 7:21 Recreation; 8:27 Transition; 9:38 Korean Forecasting; 10:01 Special Operations Weather Duty, Training; 11:25 SERE Training; 15:30 Deployment to Afghanistan; 16:06 Impressions of Afghanistan; 17:53 Returning Home; 19:03 Returning Stateside; 20:56 Wounded; 34:53 Extent of Injuries; 35:58 Leaving the Army; 36:40 Wife; 37:50 Civilian Life; 38:43 Daily Life; 39:12 Son; 39:40 High-Altitude Military Parachuting; 42:17 ZPU Anti-Aircraft Guns; 43:55 Russian Remnants; 47:40 Closing Comments; 48:16 End of Interview.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
20th OWS, PACAF; 10th CWS Det. 1, 1st SFG; 10th CWS, AFSOC
Location of Service
Yokota Air Force Base (Japan); Fort Lewis (Wash.); Hurlburt Field (Fla.); Balad Air Base (Iraq); Chamkani (Afghanistan); Kandahar (Afghanistan); Shīnd̲and̲ (Afghanistan)
Staff Sergeant; SSgt
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor; Army Commendation Medal
Deployed mostly with MARSOC and Army SFG's so it encompassed more of CRP's and DA hits.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida
Johnson, Bradley; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- 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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Bradley, Johnson, "Johnson, Bradley interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 494.