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Clarence L. "Sonny" Hank Papers

Identifier: TMD305

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 28 b/w photographs of the 126th Mountain Engineering Battalion; separation papers.


  • circa 1943-1945


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

Clarence L. “Sonny” Hank was born March 5, 1921 in Whitefield Township, Marshall County, Illinois, the son of Henry J. and Christina (Schlosser) Hank. He completed a year of high school and was working in an industrial chemicals production plant prior to enlisting in the Army July 28, 1942 at Peoria, Illinois. He was single and living in Marshall County, Illinois. During World War II, Hank served with the 126th Mountain Engineer Battalion, part of the 10th Mountain Division. He was assigned to the Headquarters Company and later to the Battalion Medical Detachment. Hank served at Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas and during the Italian Campaign. Following the war, Hank worked as a carpenter for 27 years, retiring in 1983. Clarence Hank passed away January 14, 1997.


1 photo envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Jill Morgenson; 2000.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Clarence L. "Sonny" Hank Papers
Keli Schmid
July 28, 2020
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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