Howard Allen Christy interview and responses to questions

Howard Allen Christy interview and responses to questions

Dates: 1985 March 29

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 Saints. He told about his experiences in combat and the impact his service had on his family. Christy related his fear of dying, and he believed there was good justification for the United States becoming involved in the war.

  • Extent: 3 items (38 p.)
  • Creator: Christy, Howard Allen. -- Duff, Murray. -- Hillam, Ray C.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3165
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Howard Allen Christy interview and responses to questions 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 3165; Howard Allen Christy interview and responses to questions; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3165, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were given to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.
Subject Terms
Christy, Howard Allen--Interviews; Military; Mormons--Interviews; Politics, Government, and Law; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
Genre / Form
Interviews
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).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC3165
Finding Aid Title
Christy (Howard Allen) interview and responses to questions
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
Finding Aid Language
English


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