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Gene R. Wolford Papers

Identifier: M1870

Scope and Contents

Bronze Star citation, correspondence, military records, newspaper clippings on acceptance of awarded purple heart, Congressional certificate (copy).


  • circa 1945


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

Gene Richard Wolford wa born on February 7, 1924 in Franklin, Ohio on 1924. He was single, had complete four years of high and working as a bicycle mechanic when he enlised in the U.S. Army at Columbus, Ohio on January 5, 1943. Wolford attained the rank of Technical Sergeant and served as the chief artillery mechanic with the 710th Mountain Maintenance Ordinance Company of the 10th Mountain Division. He was wounded in action while repairing a damaged howitzer cannon taking enemy mortar fire at Mt. Belevedere on February 20, 1945. Wolford was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for bravery. He retrospectively received a Purple Heart Medal in 2005. Wolford died on April 17, 2015 in Pickerington, Ohio.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; John Imbrie; 2005.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Gene R. Wolford Papers
Keli Schmid
May 7, 2021
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Repository Details

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

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