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George D. Orrell Papers

Identifier: M1954

Scope and Contents

The collection includes German propaganda leaflets (1944); book by Bill Mauldin: "This Damn Tree Leaks" (1945) with autographs of members of Company I , 85th Regiment; copies of Orrell's poem: "A Tribute to a Friend" (ca.1990) and memoir: "One Soldiers WWII Combat Memories With the Tenth Mountain Division" (1997).


  • 1944-1945, 1990, 1997


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

George D. Orrell was born in Laramie, Wyo. on May 9, 1922 and joined the 10th Mountain Division while it was engaged in mountain and winter warfare training at Camp Hale, Colo. He was assigned to Company D of the 86th Infantry Regiment and later transferred to Company I, 85th Regiment. Orrell also trained at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions near Mount Belvedere on February 20, 1945. Orrell rose to the rank of Technical and following the war, he received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, George D. Orwell, 2007, 2009.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

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

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