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Orville T. Tomky oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH303

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Tomky's experiences: crossing the Po River; armored cars used and casualties; role of Company B at Mount Belvedere; field house that was once located at Camp Hale, bought by a rancher in Carbondale, attending functions held in the field house at the ranch.


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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

Orville T. Tomky was born in Morgan County, Colo. on February 17, 1924, and enlisted in the Army at Denver, Colo. on June 5, 1943. At the time of his enlistment, he was unmarried, had completed four years of high school, and working as a farmhand. Tomky joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo., where he was assigned to Company B of the 16th Mountain Engineering Battalion. He also served at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. He attained the rank of Technician Grade 5.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

GIft;Orville Tomky;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Orville T. Tomky 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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