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Francis X. Kennedy Papers

Identifier: M2135

Scope and Contents

Collection contains photocopies of family correspondence (1943-1944).


  • 1943-1944


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

Francis X. Kennedy was born on June 29, 1923 in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Emporium High School in Pennsylvania. In 1942 he attended one year of college at the Mont Alto, Pennsylvania Forestry School and then enlisted in the Army on January 1, 1943 at Erie, Pennsylvania. Kennedy was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and began training at Camp Hale, Colorado, where he was assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment. Kennedy continued his training at Camp Swift, Texas, serving with the Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, C Company of the 86th, Headquarters Company of the 3rd Battalion of the 85th, and I Company of the 85th. He fought with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy, where he was a squad leader. He received a Bronze Star for his actions near Mount Serra on January 30, 1945 and was wounded in action at Mount Belvedere on February 20, 1945. Upon discharge from the Army he had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After returning to the United States, Kennedy graduated from Penn State in 1949 and was married to Jeannine Fulton on August 7, 1950. The couple had two children, Patrick and Evelyn. Kennedy made a career in the Pennsylvania State Forestry Department, from which he retired in 1989. Francis Kennedy died on November 17, 1997.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Mary Nencioni; 2011.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Francis X. Kennedy Papers
Keli Schmid
June 1, 2021
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Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States