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Arthur F. Thompson Papers

Identifier: M2219

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a copy of Thompson's memoirs: A Military Journey - memoirs of Arthur F. Thompson as a 10th Mountain Division soldier in World War II (2013).


  • circa 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

Arthur Frederick Thompson was born on April 5, 1925 in Port Henry, New York and enlisted in the Army on March 8, 1943 at Albany. New York. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school. Thompson was recruited by the National Ski Patrol and joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado where he was a member of Company F of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Camp Swift, Texas and in Italy. Thompson received the Bronze Star medal for his actions at Torbole on April 28, 1945 and was wounded in action at Castel d'Aiano on March 13, 1945. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was a machine gun squad leader. Thompson died on December 13, 2014.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Tommy Thompson; 2015.


Repository also has: Arthur F. Thompson oral history (OH425).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Arthur F. Thompson Papers
Keli Schmid
December 23, 2002
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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