Mick Johnson was “sluffing off” on a football scholarship at Philadelphia’s Villanova University in 1968. At the end of the school year he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a minor league pitcher.“I played a half-season with the Dodgers. In September
’ 68 I lost my military deferment when I dropped out of college and was drafted into the Army at the height of the Vietnam War,” said the 64-year-old retiree, who now lives in the Bird Bay subdivision in Venice. “After eight weeks of basic at Fort Bragg and several more weeks of artillery training at Fort Sill, Okla., I was sent to San Francisco and put on a TWA flight to Vietnam.
You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.