James D. Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, September 25, 2009: Saving the Legacy tape no. IA-6

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Title James D. Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, September 25, 2009: Saving the Legacy tape no. IA-6
Alternative Title James D. Johnson, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Johnson, James D., 1947-
Contributor Worsencroft, John C., 1981-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2009
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Vietnam; Afghanistan
Subject Johnson, James D., 1947- --Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Vietnam War; Military advisors; Mobile Advisory Team; Winter Olympics
Description Transcript (31 pages) of an interview by John C. Worsencroft with James D. Johnson on September 25, 2009. From tape number IA-6 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Johnson (b. 1947) grew up in Logan, Utah. He attended Logan High School and graduated from Utah State University, where he was commissioned in the ROTC. J.D. talks about the importance of leadership and the qualities he finds prevalent in good leaders. During the Vietnam War, JD served as a senior military advisor in a Mobile Advisory Team (MAT 135) as part of the "Vietnamization" efforts in South Vietnam. In Vietnam, J.D. learned the importance of NCO leadership in the Army. He talks about the institution of the All-Volunteer Force and the end of the draft. J.D. also worked in Afghanistan as a civilian employed by Military Professional Resources Incorporated (MPRI) and he talks about the geopolitical, military, and social issues surrounding the war in Afghanistan, as well as in Iraq. He helped to create a non-profit to build an orphanage in Afghanistan, called the Afghan Orphanage Project. During the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, J.D. led a brigade of army reservists and guardsmen as a part of a Joint Security Task Force for the games. Interviewed by John C. Worsencroft. 31 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 31 pages
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6s48v29
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1032016
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6s48v29
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