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Discusses skiing at an early age, about being in the Navy, and about working as a structural engineer. He worked with the US Forest Service and was involved in the construction of ski lifts.
Discusses some biographical information before he talks about the Army. He took ROTC at the University of Washington and entered the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1940. He talks about giving some ski instruction, including cross-country, and about driving to Colorado to prepare for the influx of new recruits in the fall of 1941. During the bulk of the tape he talks about uniforms, boots, skis and tents. .
Discusses his background and skiing. At age 25 he started skiing seriously, entering tournaments, and winning a championship. He was drafted into the Army in June of 1941 and was stationed at Fort Lewis where he was assigned to teach officers how to ski. He taught men to ski at Camp Hale and in Michigan. He was an instructor for his entire time in the army and was discharged in December of 1945.
Discusses working with engineering firms that were constructing ski lifts and working on the lifts at Camp Hale (a training camp for the 10th Mountain Division). He talks about various other projects and discusses the regulations that were established in the 1960s.