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Richard A. Rocker Papers

Identifier: TMD260

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a scrapbook containing photographs and written narrative. An additional 46 photographs with annotations, as well as 45 photographs of the Italian Campaign (some taken by Lt. Kerr Sparks) are included.


  • 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

Richard A. Rocker was born in New York City, New York on August 15, 1911. At the time of his enlistment in New York City on June 16, 1942, he had completed four years of college, was single and working as a telephone or electrical power lineman. He joined Company E of the 87th Infantry Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington. During his time with the 10th Mountain Division, Rocker also served with the Mountain Training Group, the 10th Medical Battalion, and the 87th Infantry Regiment. With the Mountain Training Group, Rocker participated in the legendary Leadville to Aspen trek in the Spring of 1944. In italy, he received a battelfield promotion to 2nd Lieutenant. Rocker was wounded in action and received a Silver Star Medal for his actions near Mount Croce on April 15, 1945. He died on July 27, 1994 in Sun City, Arizona.


1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Richard Rocker; 1988.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Richard A. Rocker Papers
Keli Schmid
May 8, 2020
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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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