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Document Details


Title: Jack Johnson
Local code: OH0069
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Description: (USA) Jack Johnson received his ROTC commission in 1954 upon graduation from Iowa State College. He attended Field Artillery Officers Basic Course and applied for pilot training. He attended pilot training in 1955 and served as a Flight Instructor from 1956 to 1959. He first went to Vietnam in 1964 where he served as a Platoon Leader in the UTT Armed Helicopter Company at Tan Son Nhut Air Base until he was wounded in 1965. During this initial tour of duty, Jackson's platoon supported the Special Forces Base at Tay Ninh, provided support to HMM 365 in Da Nang, and participated in the Battle of Ben Gia from Dec 1964 to February 1965. Johnson returned to Vietnam in 1967 to command the 188th Assault Helicopter Company located at Dau Tieng and LZ Sally and he also served as the Executive Officer of the 159th ASH Battalion at Camp Eagle. During his second tour, the 188th AHC participated in OPERATION YELLOW STONE, the relief of FSB Burt, Tet 1968, and OPERATION DELAWARE in I CTZ. While with the 159th Jackson helped support the 101st AD. This interview is being transcribed and is still an ongoing interview. OH0069 - part of the Jack Johnson Collection
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Johnson, Jack
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025339-27187