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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

CAROL ALBAN JOHNSON PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Carol A. Johnson (b. 1944) of Columbus, Ohio, served in the United States Women’s Army Corps from 1964 till 1968. She was stationed in the office of the secretary of the army during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam.


BIOGRAPHY

Carol Alban Johnson was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1944. She graduated from West High School and briefly attended Ohio State University before joining the the army in 1964.

After completing basic training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Johnson was sent to personnel training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where she remained as a personnel specialist. In 1967 Johnson was selected to travel the country with an army informational team that provided staged recreations of the history of women in the military. Johnson then served as receptionist for Secretary of the Army Stanley Resor at the Pentagon.

In 1968 Johnson left the military after meeting her husband. After being honorably discharged, Johnson pursued a community college education and part time employment.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Portrait of Carol Alban Johnson, 1966
Item # WV0413.6.001
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Carol Johnson receives rank patch, ca. 1966
Item # WV0413.6.002
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Miss Armed Forces pageant judges, 1966
Item # WV0413.6.003
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Two WACs in 1910-era costume, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.004
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Carol Johnson wins Miss Armed Forces, 1966
Item # WV0413.6.005
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Carol Johnson, Miss Armed Forces 1966
Item # WV0413.6.006
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Miss Armed Forces finalists, 1966
Item # WV0413.6.007
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Miss Armed Forces contestants walk abreast, 1966
Item # WV0413.6.008
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Miss Armed Forces contestants, 1966
Item # WV0413.6.009
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Carol Alban Johnson in dress white uniform, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.010
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
WACs around globe, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.011
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Two WACs in 1830s costume, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.012
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Two WACs in Civil War dress, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.013
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Linda Gundy in period clothing, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.014
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Carol Alban Johnson in 1911 hobbleskirt, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.015
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Mildred Bailey in WWI-era dress, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.016
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Four WACs in WWI uniforms, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.017
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Libby Christmas dressed as flapper, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.018
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
WACs dressed as flappers, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.019
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Mildred Bailey in officer's mess uniform, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.020
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Three WACs model uniforms, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.021
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
WACs at AUSA, 1968
Item # WV0413.6.022
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
WACs in formal attire at AUSA, 1968
Item # WV0413.6.023
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
WACs in period costumes, 1968
Item # WV0413.6.024
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Your Life is Just Beginning, 1968
Item # WV0413.2.004
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Ribbon cutting at Fort Story, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.026
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
WACs with General Underwood in Fort Bliss, Texas, 1967
Item # WV0413.6.027
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Oral history interview with Carol Alban Johnson, 2008
Item # WV0413.5.001
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
A New Life. A New World, 1970
Item # WV0413.2.001
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
U.S. Army Recruiting & Career Counseling Journal, 1968
Item # WV0413.2.002
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers
Star Spangled Pageant, circa 1967
Item # WV0413.2.003
From the Carol Alban Johnson Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
military records, photocopies of clippings, pageant information, scrapbook, certificates