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Leon C. Wilmot Papers

Identifier: TMD175

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a selection of photographs related to 10th Mountain Division training operations at Camp Hale, Colo. (ca. 1943-1944); 10th Mountain Division Memorial pamphlet (1959); correspondence (1977); newspaper clippings; correspondence (1977); "We were Ski Soldiers of World War II: Our Story in Verse" by C. K. "Charlie" Moore (1986).


  • 1943-2005


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Leon C. "Wil" Wilmot was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1914 and grew up in Vermont. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutentant at Fort Benning, Georgia and served with the Headquarters Company of the 90th Infantry Regiment in the early days of the 10th Mountain Division. Later, he served with the 86th and 87th Regiments and was stationed at Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas; and in Italy. During combat operations against German forces then occupying Italy, Wilmot received the Bronze Star for actions in the Apennines and Po River battles. Wilmot retired from the Army as Lieutenant Colonel.


.25 box

1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Steve Wilmot; Gift; 2005.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Leon C. Wilmot Papers
Keli Schmid
March 19, 2020
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States