Robert Hughes interview

Robert Hughes interview

Dates: 1985 December 6

Transcript of an interview conducted by Darren Timothy on 6 Dec. 1985 for the Ray Hillam military history project. Hughes was from Spanish Fork, Utah, and his father worked for the FBI. Robert Hughes joined the Marine Corps officer's program in 1967 and was sent to serve with the infantry in Vietnam. He later served with motor transportation in Vietnam. He was in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 and went on many search-and-destroy missions. Hughes told about hardships in being away from home. He said some of his friends were killed, and he was grateful to be alive. He also said that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helped him have peace of mind. He believed that the war was justified to protect the rights of the family, and he believed the United States could have won the war if it had tried harder.

  • Extent: 1 item (11 p.)
  • Creator: Hughes, Robert. -- Timothy, Darren
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3173
  • 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 Robert Hughes 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 3173; Robert Hughes interview; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3173, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.
Subject Terms
Hughes, Robert; Material Types; Mormons--Interviews; Oral Histories; 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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Hughes (Robert) interview
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical sketch

Veteran of the Vietnamese Conflict.

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