Interview with Roy Johnson, Jr., October 8, 2014

Project: Reflections: Cynthiana - Hospice of the Bluegrass Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Social worker Mike Brown interviews Hospice patient Roy Johnson, Jr. as he discusses his childhood, explaining his family lived in poverty and he left school after the 8th grade. He spent much of his teenage years working on tobacco farms until enlisting in the army during the Korean War. He did his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and talks about his time at an army base in Japan. He was discharged in 1954 and spent 9 months in the hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, afterwards working as a clerk in the army.

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2015oh104_hosp021

Interviewee Name

Roy Johnson, Jr.

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Mike Brown

Interview Date

2014-10-08

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Johnson, Roy, Jr. Interview by Mike Brown. 08 Oct. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, R., Jr. (2014, October 08). Interview by M. Brown. Reflections: Cynthiana - Hospice of the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnson, Roy, Jr., interview by Mike Brown. October 08, 2014, Reflections: Cynthiana - Hospice of the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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