Parker, Robert W., 1922- -- Interviews.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: C MSS OH244
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about the Italian campaign and the challenges and importance of the battle of Riva Ridge; how the capture of Riva Ridge denied the Germans their control of the "Gothic Line"; German Army of Southern European surrendered before the total German surrender; after the war, the nucleolus of the American ski industry was made up of 10th veterans, "98% of the ski talent in the U.S." was from the 10th Mountain Division, including about a...
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Identifier: C MSS OH232
Scope and Contents Discusses quitting college to learn to ski, about learning about the ski troops after Pearl Harbor, and about reporting to duty in June with the 87th Infantry Regiment at Fort Lewis. Sent to Camp Hale when it had just opened and had high altitude training as a rifleman. Talks about arriving in Naples and being injured from a shell impact on Belvedere. Discusses Po River and the flat land fighting, then moving north, capturing German troops and the fight at Lake Garda. Talks about the support...
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