Calvin S. Smith—Utah’s “Fighting Chaplain” in The Great War
Dr. Kenneth L. Alford, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, will present a lecture, Calvin S. Smith—Utah “Fighting Chaplain” in the Great War as part of the L. Tom Perry Special colletions’ Archives Month activities.
Calvin S. Smith, a son of Church president Joseph F. Smith, served as one of only three Latter-day Saint chaplains during World War I. Wounded twice in front-line combat and recommended for a battlefield promotion, Chaplain Smith actively participated during three major offensives in France and Belgium. This presentation will share the interesting, inspiring, and sometimes humorous story of thisgenuine American hero.
The public is welcome and admission is free.