Tommy "Shep" Johnson interviews, 2001 May 1 and 30. (Archival material, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Tommy "Shep" Johnson interviews, 2001 May 1 and 30.

Author: Tommy Johnson; Troy Reeves; Smokejumpers and Forest Fire Fighters Oral History Project.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Johnson discusses his experience working as a smokejumper in Idaho, New Mexico, and Alaska from 1956 to 1962. He discusses his life before smokejumping while he was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 to 1955, including his experience during the Korean War. Johnson was recruited to work for the CIA, kicking cargo, in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1975. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy Johnson; Troy Reeves; Smokejumpers and Forest Fire Fighters Oral History Project.
OCLC Number: 70971971
Notes: Interviewed by Troy Reeves on May 1 and May 30, 2001, as part of the repository's Smokejumpers and Forest Fire Fighters Oral History Project.
Description: sound recordings : 2 cassettes Transcript : 63 leaves

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Johnson discusses his experience working as a smokejumper in Idaho, New Mexico, and Alaska from 1956 to 1962. He discusses his life before smokejumping while he was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 to 1955, including his experience during the Korean War. Johnson was recruited to work for the CIA, kicking cargo, in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1975. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked for the Bureau of Land Management from 1976 until he retired in 1990 after a truck accident.

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