Peter Bell interview
Peter Bell interview
Dates: 1985 January 29
Transcript of an interview conducted by Peter Milanzi on 29 Jan. 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 teach other members of the armed forces about the Mormon Church. Bell said that the underlying policies of the war were political, and that they did not justify the means employed.
- Extent: 1 item (16 p.)
- Creator: Bell, Peter. -- Milanzi, Peter
- Call Number: MSS SC 3163
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Peter Bell interview 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 3163; Peter Bell interview; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3163, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.
- Subject Terms
- Bell, Peter--Interviews; Military; Mormons--Interviews; Politics, Government, and Law; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
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- Appraisal Information
- Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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- Finding Aid Title
- Bell (Peter) interview
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- Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
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