By Lisa Stukel, Contributing Writer
Northborough – The Northborough Senior Center hosted a Men's Breakfast May 10, followed by a presentation from Lt. Col. Steve Johnson, who shared photos and facts about his 25 months in Iraq.
Johnson has been a Northborough resident for over 25 years and recently retired from Raytheon, where he worked for 29 years. He retired from the military as a lieutenant colonel in October 2009, after 36 years of service. After serving in Vietnam in 1972 and the first Gulf war in 1991, he was also sent to Iraq in 2003.
Johnson served two tours in Iraq, working for 10 months as an Army Program Manager and for 15 months as a Raytheon Program manager. He was “mobilized” by the Army for the third time in 2008 working for the Intelligence Community in Afghanistan.
The slide-show presentation he gave included photographs from his time in Baghdad, pre-and post Saddam Hussein.
According to Event Coordinator Judy Gustafson there was a large turnout for Johnson's talk.
“We had 18 people sign up, and close to 50 people showed up,” Gustafson said. “It must be the subject matter and our presenter.”