Steven Johnson Interview, November 24, 2019


Steven Johnson


Jane Duffy



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Steve Johnson describes his time serving in Europe during the Vietnam War. He talks about serving in Wiesbaden, Germany, noting that many U.S. troops were sent to Europe for 20 months during their active duty during the Vietnam War. Johnson discusses his retirement from the military, coming back to the States, and the way he was treated for serving during the Vietnam War. He compares that to the way World War and Korean War veterans were treated and notes that he’s envious of the way that war veterans are treated during the 21st century. Johnson details his struggles with drug addiction, which began after he entered the service. He concludes by saying how proud he was to serve in the U.S. Army Airborne and shares his opinion that everyone U.S. citizen should serve a stint in the military.


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Document Type

Oral History

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

The Veteran’s Experience Oral History Project, OH 472

Holding Institution

University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Holder

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, Mansfield Library.

Oral History Number

OH 472-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP3 file (00:16:41): digital + 1 transcript (5 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:16:41 minutes

Local Filename

OH_472_004.mp3; OH_472_004.pdf

Steven Johnson Interview, November 24, 2019