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United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Interviews.

 Organization

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Donald L. Kitzman oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH289
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Kitzman's experiences: enlistment history and basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; being chosen to go with the 87th Infantry Regiment to Kiska Island and amphibian training at Camp Ord; being assigned to Camp Hale; ski training and completing the "D" series; Camp Swift, Tex. and passing the Expert Infantry test; arriving in Italy aboard the USS West Point; unit being assigned to capture the area between Riva Ridge and...
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Hans A. Thompson oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH408
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Thompson's experiences: joining the National Ski Patrol with 3 letters of recommendation; training experiences at Camp Hale and the "D" series; how unit climbed to top of Mt. Belvedere and reassurance offered by Gen. Hays; April offensive and taking Hill 913 was worst experience of his life; being in lead company taking Po River and crossing the river; arrival at Lake Garda and welcome in the town of Boccino; guarding bridges...
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Howard Harvey oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH283
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Harvey's experiences as a Canadian citizen living in the U.S.; inability to enlist; being drafted into the 87th Infantry; Kiska operations, weather, losses; opportunity to transfer to Canadian military; as a radio operator, his advanced communications training at Ft. Benning, Ga.; missing the "D" series at Camp Hale; working as a radio man in Italy; the death of two Army chaplains; Italian family he stayed with toward the end...
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Jack C. Culbreath oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH382
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Culbreath's experiences: working as a naturalist at Yosemite National Park and deciding to join the 10th Mountain Division; basic training and officers candidate school; arriving in Italy and climbing Riva Ridge at night; assault on Belvedere in February 1945 and 923 casualties; meeting an Italian family and sharing rations; getting around Lake Garda in rubber rafts; being sick in the Po Valley from contaminated water and...
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Leo J. Kohlman oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH221
Scope and Contents The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Kohlman's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division: civilian background as a working cowboy, rodeo performer and skier; entered the Army at age 30, immediately volunteered for the ski troops and was assigned to the 87th Regiment as an armorer in the supply unit; participated in the Kiska operation, and relates experiences including thoughts on the friendly fire episode, poor leadership and various...
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Norman W. Dorsey Jr. oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH361
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Dorsey's experiences: joining the Division at Camp Roberts and being sent to the Aleutian Islands; after Kiska Island, transfer to Camp Hale and Camp Swift; being wounded in Italy; respect for and leadership qualities of Colonel Fowler; attending the University of Texas and post war career.

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Raymond C. Josephson oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH288
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Josephson's experiences: being a skier and having Minnie Dole tell him about the formation of the National Ski Patrol; serving on air bases in Fla., Mass., and R.I. before joining the 10th Mountain Division; travel to Camp Hale and Fort Ord for the preparation of the invasion of Kiska Island; condition and activities at Kiska, friendly fire, casualties; returning to Camp Hale and participating in the "D" series; searchlight...
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Richard G. Trier oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH355
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Trier's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Ord, Calif.; being on Riva Ridge and artillery fire at a German out house.

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William J. Speirs oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH351
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Speirs' experiences: contracting yellow fever at Ft. Lewis, Wash.; digging a trench from the Apennines to Lake Garda; being a mail clerk; being at a farmhouse when it was being shelled; the end of the war.

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  • Subject: Fort Ord (Calif.) -- History. X

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Camp Hale (Colo.) -- History. 8
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Camp Swift (Tex.) -- History. 6
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Kiska Island (Alaska) -- History. 5