Reginald Dobbs interview

Reginald Dobbs interview

Dates: 1985 October 27

Transcript of an interview conducted by Mike West on 27 Oct. 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Dobbs arrived in Vietnam in 1971 and served as an assistant executive officer for an artillery battery. Later, he was assigned as artillery liaison officer for 2nd Battalion First Marines, which was the last Marine infantry unit active in Vietnam. He talked about freezing up the first time he was in combat, and he told about his other experiences in war. He said he was frustrated at times and often bored from waiting. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spoke about how his religion influenced his fear in combat. He believed that if our country is in danger it is our duty to go to war.

  • Extent: 1 item (18 p.)
  • Creator: Dobbs, Reginald
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3166
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 Reginald Dobbs 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 3166; Reginald Dobbs interview; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3166, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were donated by Ray Hillam to Special Collections in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.
Subject Terms
Dobbs, Reginald--Interviews; Military; 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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Dobbs (Reginald) 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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