George D. Orrell Papers
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.
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, George D. Orwell, 2007, 2009.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
- Camp Hale (Colo.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Camp Swift (Tex.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Memoirs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc.
- Orrell, George D., 1922- -- Archives.
- Poems Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Propaganda Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Signatures (names) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 85th.
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 86th.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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