Willard Young

Willard Young was a prominent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served for many years in the United States military, and later held high positions within the LDS Church's administration. He also served as an educational leader. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Young was the son of Brigham Young and Clarissa Ross Young. His mother died when he was six, and after this Zina D. H. Young acted as his mother. Young is at times described as Zina's "foster son". In 1860, Young was baptized a member of the LDS Church by James Works. In 1871, Young began as a cadet at West Point. He graduated from West Point in 1875 and was appointed a second lieutena ... more on Wikipedia

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