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Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

George L. Adams interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330448]
Identifier: MSS SC 3161
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted by Craig Niederriter on 20 March 1985 for the Ray Hillam project. Adams in the 259th quartermaster battalion out of Pleasant Grove, Utah. He served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, and he told of feeling very lonely and homesick. He talked about his feelings when many men were killed around him and about how he dealt with stress. He also described his other activities in Vietnam where he also served as a perimeter guard and on ammunition supply...
Dates: 1985 March 20 ; 1985 March 20

Oral history interview with Lee Allen

Identifier: MSS SC 3162
Scope and Contents Transcript (32 pages) and audiocassette recording of an interview with veteran Lee Allen conducted by Mark D. Bell for the Ray Hillam project, dated approximately 1985. Allen went to Vietnam in 1962 and was never wounded. He discusses the brutality of the enemy during the war. He says that the United States press did a poor job in reporting the war, failed to note how brutal the enemy was, and wrongly indicated that the war could not be won. He says the United States could have won the war...
Dates: approximately 1985

Anonymous autobiography of a Mormon nurse who served in Vietnam

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341171]
Identifier: MSS 2608
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography by an unnamed nurse. The author joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served on at least two tours in Vietnam as a nurse. She tells about the difficulties of helping men who died and about how she has tried to cope with the trauma of her experiences.

Dates: 2002

Richard Baldwin interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331271]
Identifier: MSS SC 3194
Scope and Contents Trancript of an interview conducted by Martin F. Peterson on 18 March 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Baldwin participated in the Korean and Vietnamese wars. He joined the United States Air Force at the end of World War II. He became a pilot and trained as a fighter pilot in 1950. He flew missions from Japan during the Korean War, and he enjoyed the experience he gained during that conflict. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and he said it was...
Dates: 1985 March 18

Peter Bell interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330422]
Identifier: MSS SC 3163
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted by Peter Milanzi on 29 January 1985 for the Ray Hillam project. Bell joined the "Green Berets," Army Special Forces, after his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was deployed to the northern part of Vietnam to do reconnaissance. He helped train the Cambodian Army, and talked about the hardship involved in killing after he returned from his mission. He added that the best part of his military experience was the opportunity to...
Dates: 1985 January 29

Stanley Kent Bramwell sound recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7492
Scope and Contents

Collection contains sound cassette recordings by Stanley Kent Bramwell, recorded between July 24, 1971 and October 27, 1972. Includes twelve sound cassette recordings documenting Lieutenant Colonel Bramwell's war time experiences in Vietnam as a pilot of an AC130 Gunship.

Dates: 1971-1972

Edward Brennan interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330257]
Identifier: MSS SC 3164
Scope and Contents Typescript of an interview conducted by Tony Sippert on 29 Jan. 1985 for the Ray Hillam Project. Brennan was born and raised in New York City and was an Irish Catholic. His father served in the United States Army which influenced Edward's decision to enlist in 1969. Edward went to aviation school and flew a helicopter. He was stationed with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam and worked with medical evacuation units and rescue operations. He said that the Vietnam War was not justified...
Dates: 1985 January 29

Larry Chesley papers

Identifier: MSS 9060
Scope and Contents Contains letters, personal accounts of life experiences, government awards and documents, newspapers clippings, and photographs, all documenting the life of Larry Chesley. The letters mainly regard Larry's time overseas as a POW in North Vietnam (1966-1973), talking about family life and world events as he is away. The letters also offer congratulations after his return home, and condolences after his second wife and little boy died in July 1981. Awards and documents contain information...
Dates: approximately 1944-2011

Howard Allen Christy interview and responses to questions

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330240]
Identifier: MSS SC 3165
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted by Murray Duff on 29 March 1985 and responses to questions posed by Ray C. Hillam in November of 1985. Christy graduated from college in 1955 and joined the Marine Corps. He was commissioned a second lieutenant and retired from the Marines in 1975. Christy was in Hawaii when the Vietnam War broke out and was made a company commander of a rifle company in the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day...
Dates: 1985 March 29

Alton Craig Curtis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8451
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, letters, memorabilia, newsletters, reports, and other material produced or collected by Curtis. Materials document his early life and education, as well as his missionary service. Also includes materials from Curtis's military service in Vietnam. Items date from between 1943 and 1972.

Dates: 1943-1972