LeRoy Gunnell interview

LeRoy Gunnell interview

Dates: 1985

Interview conducted by an unknown person probably in 1985 for the Ray Hillam military history project. Gunnell served as an English instructor at the United States Air Force Academy when he was deployed to Vietnam in 1969. He flew cargo aircraft in Vietnam, and he told about various missions he flew during the war. He and his crew often flew from six different bases each day flying materiel from one place to another. Gunnell grew to love the South Vietnamese whom he met, and the thought the United States government was correct in defending the Vietnamese from the communist philosophy. Gunnell's wife also tells about the hardships she faced when her husband was gone because she had to raise six children on her own.

  • Extent: 1 item (52 p.)
  • Creator: Gunnell, Earl LeRoy
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3171
  • 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 XXX 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 3171; LeRoy Gunnell interview; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3171, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.
Subject Terms
Gunnell, Earl LeRoy--Interviews; Military; Military spouses--Interviews; Politics, Government, and Law; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
Appraisal Information
Utah and 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
Gunnell (LeRoy) interview
Finding Aid Author
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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