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Ronald F. Lestina Papers

Identifier: TMD174

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a scrapbook of clippings of the 10th Mountain Division in Europe (1945); copies of Stars and Stripes.


  • 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 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

Ronald Lestina was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1923 and enlisted in the Army at Camp Grant, Illinois in March 1943. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and was also stationed at Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy. Lestina served with Companies A and F of the 86th Infantry Regiment; 90th Infantry Regiment; Service Company, Company B, Headquarters 2nd Battalion of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He attained the rank of Private First Class. Lestina died in Westminster, Colorado in May 1997.


1 oversize boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Joseph Lestina; Gift; 1997.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Enlistment record listed under the name Ronald F. Lastina.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Ronald F. Lestina Papers
Keli Schmid
March 19, 2020
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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