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Hans A. Thompson Papers

Identifier: M2037

Scope and Contents

The collection contains family correspondence (1943-1945); ephemera (1945, 1976-1984); annotated maps (n.d.); copy of U.S. Military History Institute Survey (1995).


  • 1943-1945, 1976-1984, 1995


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Hans Thompson was born in Seattle, Wash. in 1924 and enlisted in the Army at Pullman, Wash. in 1942. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed one year of college. Thompson joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo., later transferred to Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. He served with Companies D and I of the 86th Infantry Regiment and Company K of the 85th Infantry Regiment. Thompson attained the rank of First Sergeant and received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions at C. Della Gatte in 1945.


1 envelope

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Hans A. Thompson, 1996.


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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