Edward J. Shields Papers
Scope and Contents
Includes pins, patches, soldiers individual pay records, Italian currency, 78th Division guide for new soldiers, Blizzard: get well card, newspaper clippings, discharge papers, property receipt for captured trophy weapons, note to "Mom" hand written on envelope, and three photographs.
- Shields, Edward J., 1924- (Person)
Language of Materials
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Edward J. Shields served with the 10th Mountain Division, first with the 85th Regiment, Company B and later in the Division Headquarters Company. He was stationed at Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas; and Camp Carson, Colorado. He engaged in combat against German army forces occupying Italy from January – May 1945. He received a Bronze Star medal for the Apennines and Po River battles.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift; J.F. Shields; 2006.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- Ephemera (general object genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Military records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Shields, Edward J., 1924- -- Archives
- Ski troops. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Mountain Infantry Regiment, 85th -- Archival resources.
- Edward J. Shields Papers
- Keli Schmid
- May 21, 2021
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- Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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