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Francis W. Lovett oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH451

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about applying to join the 10th Mountain Division; training at Camp Hale, Colo., Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Colo., and Camp Swift, Tex.; fighting in Italy; post World War II life, education and family.


  • November 19, 2015


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Francis William "Bud" Lovett was born July 9, 1922 in Northampton, Mass. and enlisted in the Army on March 22, 1943 at Fort Devens, Mass. At the time of his enlistment, he was unmarried, had completed one year of college and working as an actor. Lovett joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. and was assigned to the 86th Mountain Infantry, Company D, but later served with various Medical Companies with the 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment. He was also stationed at Camp Swift, Tex. and in Italy. Lovett sustained injury and earned several medals during March-April, 1945 at San Cristoforo and Famaticcia: 2 Bronze Star Medals; American service medal; European, African, Middle Eastern Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal; and Combat Medical Badge. Following the war, he obtained an MA in English and served as teacher, headmaster and principal for various schools.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;John Smith;2007.


File size: 4.14GB

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Francis W. Lovett oral history,November 19, 2015
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Repository Details

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

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