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Found in 751 Collections and/or Records:

J. C. Wilson letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230232925]
Identifier: MSS 709
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters with typewritten copies. Wilson applies for his bounty for joining the army in Illinois. He also writes three letters about army life while stationed in Tennessee in November of 1864. Two of the letters were addressed to Samuel Kirkpatrick in Illinois. Also included is a letter to Kirkpatrick and his tax receipt for 1871.

Dates: 1864-1875

Samuel L. Wilson certificate

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197233635058]
Identifier: MSS SC 3116
Scope and Contents

Certificate of appointment of Samuel L. Wilson to a Commission of Lieutenant in the United States Navy, 12 March 1868. The certificate is signed by Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, and Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy. Official seal is attached.

Dates: 1868 March 12

Albert Winkler interview with David Raymond Cox

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337617]
Identifier: MSS 2774
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview conducted by Albert Winkler of Brigham Young University's office of Special Collections on 4 May 2001 in Cox's home in Ogden, Utah. Cox talks about his experiences as a Marine during World War II. He was a lieutenant of artillery on Saipan Island during the battle. He and his men were involved in repulsing a banzai attack by the Japanese and in the destruction of two enemy tanks.

Dates: 2001 May 4

Albert Winkler interview with J. Murray Rawson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2779
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview taken from the included cassette tape. Albert Winkler interviewed Rawson on 14 Oct. 1999 at his home in Orem, Utah, for the office of Special Collections at Brigham Young University. Rawson tells about his experiences during the battle of Iwo Jima. He says that his faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was essential to his survival.

Dates: 1999

Albert Winkler interviews with James L. Gardner

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2783
Scope and Contents Typescripts of interviews conducted by Albert Winkler of Special Collections of Brigham Young University on 15 and 23 March, 7 April, and 21 July 2000. Gardner often went by the name "Face" which is the name that appears on the transcripts of the interviews. He tells about his experiences in Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam War and his excursion into China. Gardner talks about the foolishness and brutality of war and also tells about how the experience impacted on him. Also included...
Dates: 2000

Albert L. Winkler interview with Herbert K. and Erika W. Commichaux

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2778
Scope and Contents Typescript of an interview (64 pages) conducted by Albert L. Winkler and Corey Clement on November 9, 2001. Commichaux tells about his position as a company commander in the German Army with the rank of captain. He participated in numerous campaigns including the invasion of Poland in 1939. He fought on the Russian front from 1941 to 1945, was wounded twice, and was captured by the United States Army in 1945. Also included is an interview of Commichaux's wife, Erika, on the same...
Dates: 2001

With the Indian and the buffalo in Montana

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290342]
Identifier: Vault MSS 498
Scope and Contents

Detailed handwritten account of his activities during the campaigns against the Cheyenne, Sioux, and Nez Perce tribes during the 1870s. His unit was the first on the scene of Custer's massacre on the Little Bighorn (1876), and he describes the battlefield in great depth, and also provides personal speculations on the specifics of the fight.

Dates: 1925

R. Calvin Withers collection of World War II Japanese items

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8588
Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials found on the island of Corregidor during mop up operations following World War II. Materials included are two postcards, a headband, and a Japanese book of law.

Dates: approximately 1945

Stan Wolfley interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331313]
Identifier: MSS SC 3178
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted by S. Criss James on 26 Jan. 1985 for Ray Hillam's war project. Wolfley joined the United States Army in 1944 before he turned 17 years old. He was trained in demolition to destroy obstacles to allow landing craft to land on islands. He participated in the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945 and took part in the assault on Mt. Suribachi. He later was involved in the landing at Okinawa where he was wounded. Wolfley also participiated in the occupation of...
Dates: 1985 January 26

Althea Rawlins Woodland autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341239]
Identifier: MSS 2615
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Althea was born in 1920 in Lewiston, Utah. She was stationed as a nurse in San Francisco, California, and was later sent to England. She married Daniel Platt Woodland in 1946.

Dates: 2000