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Sidney L. Foil Papers

Identifier: M1982

Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence describing the breakup of the 90th Infantry (1999), copy of Foil's autobiography: The Life and Times of Sidney L. Foil (2009).


  • 1999, 2009


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Sidney L. Foil was born in Bogalusa, La. on June 19, 1924. In 1936, the Foil family moved to Bernalillo, N.M. and then to McNary, Ariz. Foil graduated from high school in 1941 and was inducted into the Army at Phoenix on February 16, 1943. He joined the 10th Mountain Division, where he was assigned to Company L of the 87th Infantry Regiment and later participated in the invasion of Kiska Island, Alaska. After his return to Camp Carson, Colo., Foil transferred to the 90th Infantry Regiment and then to the 82nd Chemical Mortar Battalion.


1 envelope

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Sidney Foil, 2009.


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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