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This interview is one of a series titled the Veterans History Project. Dennis Ray Johnson was a member of the United State Marine Corp and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He discusses: very brief information about his employment history before the war; how he was drafted and why he chose the Marine Corp; his military training; his experiences in the service and in the Vietnam War; his employment & his experiences after the war; other Vietnam veterans; stories about the South Korean R.O.K. Marines; some discussion of the Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom?); politics; the Kennedy assassination; a story about an AWOL solider; some discussion of civil rights; and other topics.

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Vietnam veterans


Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History

Library of Congress Subjects

Johnson, Dennis Ray, -- Autobiography., Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963., United States. Marine Corps -- Oral histories., Military education -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Oral histories., Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Oral histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-694.


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Oral History Interview: Dennis Ray Johnson