Johnson's road from infantry to ministry

Veteran spotlight

SEELEY LAKE – In November of 1967, when the Vietnam War was heating up, Don Johnson received notification he had been drafted into the United States Army. Though repulsed at the possibility of having to kill another human being, his sense of patriotism and love for his country impelled him to embrace his duty and honor the draft notice rather than run from it. That decision was the beginning of a circuitous route which would guide him to the evangelical ministry.

Johnson said he hoped the Army would train him as a cook or a clerk or some other type of non-combatant. Instead he was assigned to...


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