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Raymond M. Zelina oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH310

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Zelina's experiences: being a career army member, who also served in Korea; value and characteristics of mules; Italy, and being hospitalized because of contracting yellow jaundice; psychology being the training of soldiers; role of veterans in organizations.


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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

Raymond M. Zelina was born in Ohio on January 22, 1924 and enlisted in the Army at Cleveland on January 20, 1943. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed four years of high school, and working in a machine shop. Zelina joined the 605th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack) at Camp Carson, Colo. where he was assigned to Headquarters, and later served with Battery A. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. when his battalion became attached to the Divsion at Camp Hale, Colo. Zelina also served at Camp Swift, Tex. and in Italy. During combat operations near Sassomolare, he was awared the Bronze Star medal for his actions on March 2, 1945. Zelina died in Leesburg, Fla. on December 30, 2009.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Raymond Zelina;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Raymond M. Zelina oral history,2007[videorecording]
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Repository Details

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

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