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.
The Veteran’s Experience Oral History Project, OH 472
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Johnson, Steven, "Steven Johnson Interview, November 24, 2019" (2019). The Veteran’s Experience Oral History Project. 3.