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John S. Creaghe Papers

Identifier: TMD201

Scope and Contents

The collection contains copies of journal entries and military records (1944-1946); correspondence, photos (1980s-2002); and documentation on Creaghe's Distinguished Service Cross award (1945).


  • 1944-2015


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

John Creaghe was born in Meeker, Colorado in 1921 and enlisted in the Army in April 1943. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado where he was assigned to Headquarters of the 85th Infantry Regiment, later Company G and finally Company B of the 85th. Creaghe also served at Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy. He earned a Silver Star medal for service near Mt. Gorgolesco in February 1945 and was wounded in action at della Spe in March 1945. Creaghe also received the Distinguished Service Cross for service in Italy and attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant.


1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; John Creaghe; 2006.

Related Materials

OH428 John S. Creaghe Oral History


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

John S. Creaghe Papers
Keli Schmid
March 27, 2020
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States