Experiences in the U.S. Armed Forces Infantry

Experiences in the U.S. Armed Forces Infantry

Dates: 1918-1919

Typescript of a diary. Young kept his journal from 22 April 1918 to 13 May 1919 which was the time of his military service. Young was drafted into the United States Army and served with the 91st "Wild West" Division which landed in France in July 1918 and returned to the United States in April 1919. Young's entries are often lengthy and highly detailed. He describes his experiences in training and in combat and the various activities of the soldiers.

  • Extent: 1 v. (46 leaves)
  • Creator: Young, Gaylen S.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1996
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Experiences in the U.S. Armed Forces Infantry must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1996; Experiences in the U.S. Armed Forces Infantry; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1996, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mrs. Gaylen Snow Young in 1982.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mrs. Gaylen Snow Young; 1982.
Subject Terms
United States. Army. Division, 91st--History--Sources; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France--History--Sources; World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Experiences in the U.S. Armed Forces Infantry
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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Biographical History

Mormon member of Company D, 362 Infantry, 91st Division of the United States Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. He was also a grandson of the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1877).

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