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Hugh H. Bruner Papers

Identifier: TMD318

Scope and Contents

Collection contains obituary and memorials; copies of photographs; play script; citation; clippings; memoir; copy of journal; reports; correspondence, newsletter.


  • 1943-1945; 1998-2000


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

Hugh Hadley Bruner was born August 27, 1919 in Palmyra, Kansas, the son of Henry and Rachel Bruner. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in 1941 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. Later in 1941, ROTC graduates were required to attend Officer Candidate School and Bruner was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia. Following OCS, Bruner was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado. He served briefly with Company L of the 86th Infantry Regiment and with the Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion of the 86th. He was sent overseas in 1943, where he joined the 15th Infantry Regiment and served in Company F as platoon leader and later as company commander. During combat in Europe, Bruner was wounded in action and twice awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallantry. When the 15th Infantry Regiment Association was organized in 1991, Bruner served as chaplain. He was an Eagle Scout and served more than twenty years as a scout leader. He held numerous offices in Shawnee Mission’s Trinity Lutheran Church. Bruner passed away of pneumonia, October 19, 1998 at Shawnee Mission, Kansas following surgery for colon cancer.


.25 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Nancy B. Mohler; 2013.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Hugh H. Bruner Papers
Keli Schmid
August 27, 2020
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

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

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