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Ernest L. Tapley Jr. Papers

Identifier: M2035

Scope and Contents

The collection contains an autograph album signed by members of the 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (ca. 1944); copy print of photograph (ca. 1998).


  • 1944-1998


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Ernest L. Tapley Jr. was born in Mass. in 1924 and enlisted in the Army at Boston, Mass in 1943. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed two years of high school and was employed as a lumberman. Tapley joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo., serving at different times in Companies C, G and A of the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, later with the Mountain Training Group and the 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop. In June 1944, he transferred to the North Pacific Combat School. Tapley attained the rank of Technician Grade 5.


1 envelope

Language of Materials


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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