Gene Johnson: Every service counts Being a farm boy and drafted into the Army in 1950, Gene Johnson wanted to be trained to drive a truck and to be sent to Germany like his older brother. However, the Army had different plans. “I always wanted to drive a truck,” Johnson said. At home on the farm, he ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!