Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


Bert Johnson | Scotch Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division - Army

6:09   |   Before he went to Vietnam, Johnson went to Ranger school. He talks about the preparations he made for Vietnam and his flight trip over in October 1968. Once there for a little while he was assigned to a helicopter unit. He describes his first experiences in the new country and what it was like on a daily basis.

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