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

 Organization

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Cruz F. Rios oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH363
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Rios' experiences: basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. as a member of the mortar group; landing at Kiska Island and staying until December 1943; arriving at Camp Hale in January 1944 and time spent at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; being dispatched to Italy and intense German fire in April 1945; description of a friend who was killed in action; time spent in San Michel after the war.

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David Dennis Williams oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH306
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Francis E. Williams as told by his son David D. Williams: 10th Mountain Division experiences at Kiska Island, Camp Hale, Colo., and Italy; experiencing Army training, combat, and life in the military and the effect this had on Francis Williams.

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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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Eugene Keskimaki oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH406
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Keskimaki's experiences: being a Staff Sergeant; working primarily as a cook; time at Kiska Island and Japanese army leaving rice; fishing and using hand grenades; soldiers loosing their teeth after drinking contaminated water; being wounded in Italy in the back; personal stories.

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John A. Hendron oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH400
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Hendron's experiences: being an avid skier at Camp McCoy and deciding to join the ski troops; capabilities as a skier at Camp Hale; landing and experiences at Kiska Island, Alaska; "Collette Long Knives" named after Lt. Collette; unreported positions led to mass killings due to friendly fire; death of Lt. Funk; weather and environment on Kiska Island; writing a newspaper for the Ski Troops; making a delivery behind enemy...
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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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Ralph W. "Gus" Ball oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH392
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Ball's experiences: being a member of the 87th Mountain Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. after graduating from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.; working with other college graduates from schools with ski teams; landing at Kiska Island; sent to N.H. to teach rock climbing and learning Norwegian; life and teaching skiing at Cooper Mountain, Camp Hale, Colo.; "D" series; time at Camp Swift, Tex. and deployment to...
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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 C. Johnson oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH287
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Johnson's experiences: joining the Mountain Troops prior to the formation of the 10th Mountain Division; being an ROTC commissioned officer from N.M.; serving as a ski trainer at Camp Hale; Kiska Island invasion; good military training at Camp Swift, Tex.; sailing to Italy on the USS West Point; officer's view of war activities at Mount Gorgolesco, Belvedere, and the Po Valley; being promoted to Executive Officer at Po...
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Robert S. Johnson oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH312
Scope and Contents The interviews provides information and personal observations about Johnson's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division because of an article in Life Magazine; types of people who were in the early Division; being a Staff Sergeant with the 87th Infantry Regiment assigned to the message center; responsibility for coding and encoding messages; mentor and lifelong friend, Henry Moscow; incidents crossing the Po River and surrender of 6 German soldiers; discharge procedure at Camp...
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Robert W. Parker oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH342
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Parkers experiences: time growing up; joining the National Ski Patrol; training at Camp Hale, Colo., skiing and the "D" series; Kiska Island; trip to Italy aboard USS the West Point; attack at Riva Ridge; campaigns at Mount Belvedere, Malandrone Pass, Monte Serra; having dental work done in an apple orchard; post war experiences in skiing; founding Vale, Colo. Ski Resort with Pete Seibert; being publisher of Skiing...
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Ruso H. Perkins oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH343
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Perkins' experiences: basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; time spent at Kiska Island, Alaska; working in the supply room issuing clothing, food, rifles, bedding, etc.; carrying supplies in a trailer in Italy and crossing the Po River; devastation in Italy during the war.

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Thomas B. Stewart oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH381
Scope and Contents Stewart was interviewed about his experiences by Kate Bausler (KTOO TV) at his home in Alaska: war in Italy and strategy behind taking Riva Ridge and Mt. Belvedere; crossing the Po River and circumstances around receiving the Silver Star medal; battle at the end of the war and the terms of surrender for the Germans (DVD1) -- time at Ft. Benning and joining the ski troops in Alaska; becoming a certified ski instructor and rock climbing instruction at Ft. Edwards, Mass., and in N.H.; teaching...
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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: Kiska Island (Alaska) -- History. X

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Camp Hale (Colo.) -- History. 14
DVDs 14
Mini-DV 12
Camp Swift (Tex.) -- History. 10
Camp Carson (Colo.) -- History. 5