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Lee L. Snyder Papers

Identifier: M2033

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence from the relatives of the soldiers commanded by Snyder who had been killed at the Lake Garda tragedy (1945); notes from field artillery school (n.d.).


  • 1942-1946


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Lee L. Snyder Jr. was born in Sherburne, Minn. in 1920 and enlisted in the Army at Anoka, Minn. in 1941. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had attended four years of high school and had been a member of the Minnesota National Guard. Snyder joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to the Headquarters of the 605th Field Artillery Battalion, but he also served with Companies C and B of the 605th. Snyder transferred to Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. He attained the rank of First Lieutenant and received that Bronze Star medal for his actions during the Apennines and Po Valley campaigns in 1945. Snyder died in Ephrata, Wash. in 1990.


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


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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