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Forrest L. Foley Papers

Identifier: TMD281

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence (1943-1945, 1990); photographs of Camp Hale, Colo., Italy, (1943-1945); clippings (1980-2001); military papers (1943-1945); funeral service program (2009); personal photographs (1943-1945); memories (CD-ROM, n.d.); books: This Damn Tree Leaks by Bill Mauldin and Score Book for U.S. Rifles (1942).


  • 1942-2009
  • Majority of material found in 1943-1945


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

Forrest Lee Foley was born in Marlborough, New Hampshire on January 3, 1925 to Clarence and Myrtle Foley. He graduated from Marlborough High School in 1943 and was immediately drafted. He enlisted in the Army on July 9, 1943 at Manchester, New Hampshire. Foley served with the 85th Infantry Regiment, Company K, which was part of the 10th Mountain Division. He was stationed at Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas; Camp Carson, Colorado and saw combat duty in Italy. Following the war, Foley returned to Marlborough, where he married Dorothy Colburn. They raised six children and took in numerous foster children. Foley served in the Army National Guard, the Marlborough Volunteer Fire Department and the Marl-Harris Volunteer Ambulance Service. He was employed for 32 years at Markem Corporation, Keene New Hampshire. Following retirement, he was self-employed as a handyman. Foley was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America. He passed away January 5, 2009.


.5 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Steve Foley; 2009.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Forrest L. Foley Papers
Keli Schmid
June 30, 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

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Denver CO 80204 United States