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Roland Baumgartner Papers

Identifier: M1979

Scope and Contents

The collection correspondence (ca. 1992) as well as copies of memoirs generated by Baumgartner about his experiences as a soldier: "Memories: Attu" (1987); " Memories: Kiska" (1987); "Memories of the 10th Mountain Division, 1943-1968" (n.d.); "Silvana: A War Story" ( n.d.); "Memories of Tarcenta" (1990); "War Travel Mileage" (n.d.); and "They Called Him Scoty" (n.d.).


  • 1987-1992


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Roland Baumgartner was born in Boscobel, Wis. in 1910. He was a graduate of the State University at Madison, Wis. Baumgartner joined the 10th Mountain Division and served with the Quartermaster Battalion and with the 87th Infantry Regiment, Companies C and F. He was stationed at Camp Hale, Colo., Camp Swift, Tex. and Kiska Island, Alaska. While engaged in combat operations against German forces occupying Italy, Baumgartner was awarded the Bronze Star for his action in the Apennine Mountains and the Po valley in April, 1945. He attained the rank of Captain.


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Vivian Baumgartner, 1996.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

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Repository Details

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

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