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Interview with Sam Johnson

Item Number: OH0086
 Oral History
[This Item may contain objectionable materials.]
Number of Pages
Digital Object Type
Oral History
Physical Location
Cold Storage 04 vault
Mini Disc
Time - Hr:Min:Sec


  • Existence: 12 March 2001

General Note / OCR

(USAF) (POW) Congressman Sam Johnson served two tours with the USAF in Vietnam. During his first tour (1965-1966) he served at MACV headquarters in Saigon in the Emergency Action Center. During his second tour (1966-1973) he served in Ubon, Thailand, flying an F-4 on trail interdiction and bombing missions in Laos and North Vietnam. Congressman Johnson was shot down while flying over North Vietnam 1966 and he spent nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War. Three of those years were spent in solitary confinement. Congressman Johnson is also author of, 'Captive Warriors', which details his POW experience. Interview conducted by Stephen Maxner.

Pub Credit Line
OH0086, Sam Johnson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 13 Sep 2001 [Updated: 27 Oct 2010]