David Gardner interview
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3170
Scope and Contents
Transcript of an interview conducted by Chinez Chukwurah on August 11, 1985 for the Ray Hillam military history project. Gardner served as an entertainer with the USO before he was drafted in the United States Army. He was trained on high-speed computers and was deployed in Vietnam in 1971 to the Saigon-Tansunut Air Force Base. He repaired computers handled top-secret information that went from Vietnam to important government leaders and agencies. He never saw combat and served in the mission presidency for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He thought his real purpose in coming to Vietnam was to teach the Mormon religion, and his best relationships were the personal friendships he gained with Vietnamese refugees. He thought the war was for a good cause, and the United States could have won if it had tried.
- 1985 August 11
- Chuckwarah, Chinez (Interviewer, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David Gardner interivew must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
1 item (35 p.)
These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of David Gardner interview
- Rose Frank
- 22 February 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.