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Merton's Correspondence with:

Gary Gagner; Gary A. Gagner

Gagner, Gary A.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 6 item(s); 9 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Gary Gagner, a former novice at Gethsemani, was applying for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War and was being assisted by Jim Forest and the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Merton wrote a letter on Gagner's behalf (in the "Forest, Jim" file). Gagner was stationed at Fr. Dix in New Jersey.

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See also the "Forest, James" file for the 1967/06/17 and 1967/12/31 letters concerning Gagner.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1967/06/15 HLS to Merton As you can see I took your advice and wrote to the Catholic Fellowship. Jim Forest called me on the «detailed view»
2. 1967/07/19 (#01) TLS[x] to whom it may concern I wish to make a few comments on my interview with LTC John G. Shevlin Jr. (Catholic Chaplain) [copy sent to Merton with other materials about Gagner's interview] «detailed view»
3. 1967/07/19 (#02) other from Shevlin, John G., Jr. 1. PFC GARY ANTHONY GAGNER, RA 16 973 724 was interviewed by me on 28 June 1967 at the 2d [from the Catholic Brigade Chaplain in Fort Dix, New Jersey - copy sent to Merton with other materials about Gagner's interview] «detailed view»
4. 1967/07/19 (#03) other   Resume of Interview with John G. Shevlin Jr. Chaplain (LTC) USA [-] ON 28 June, 1967 I went to see [Gagner's account of his interview with Chaplain John G. Shevlin, Jr.] «detailed view»
5. 1967/07/20 other[x]   NC NEWS SERVICE (Domestic) ARMY PRIVATE, TURNED OBJECTOR, IS FORMER MONK [news release about Gagner's case] «detailed view»
6. 1967/07/22 HLS[x] to Forest, Jim I talked to Tom Cornell at the beginning of the week concerning the press release. He also told me «detailed view»

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