World War II veteran Al Johnson, 94, will be in the nation’s capital alongside other surviving members of the Office of Strategic Services to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor in the nation.
The OSS was the intelligence agency for the United States during WWII and is one of the predecessors of the CIA. He served in the OSS from 1943 to 1945.
“Office of Strategic Service: It was a spy, sabotage organization, saboteurs and counter espionage, anything that was subversive we fell in that category,” Johnson told FOX 17 Thursday.
Initially drafted at 19, Johnson says he volunteered for the OSS the moment he read their flier.
Legends of incredible stories and courage Johnson can finally tell, and share a laugh or two about.