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Dan L. Kennerly Papers

Identifier: M2011

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a selection of correspondence, recollections (1998); photograph (1998), clippings (1998, 2003); military records (1945); oral history index (n.d.); diary (1945); pocket notebook (1945); copies of three memoirs written by Kennerly: "A brief history of the ski troops" (n.d.), "Belvedere the bloodying" (1945), and "War diary ..." (1945); audiocasette of Earl Clark and Dan Kennerly (n.d.).


  • 1943-2003


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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 imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The 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

Dan Landford Kennerly was born in Grayson, Ga. in 1922 and enlisted in the Army at Athens, Ga. in 1942. He had one year of college and was single at the time of his enlistment. Kennerly joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. and was assigned to Company A, later with Company D of the 85th Infantry Regiment. He was later transferred to Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Kennerly was wounded in action at Mt. Della Spe in March 1945 and was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions in the Apennines and Po Valley. He attained the rank of Sergeant. Kennerly died on July 30, 2008 in Sautee Nacoochee, Ga.


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dan L. Kennerly, 2005, 2015.


Repository also has: Dan L. Kennerly oral history (OH219), and Dan Lanford Kennerly oral history (OH220).


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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