Carleton B. Shay oral history
Scope and Contents
Shay recorded his experiences with photographs on a DVD titled "My Life in the Mountain Troops" concerning his: enlistment and entering Camp Hale; basic training; teaching rock climbing during MTG/10th Recon; teaching rock climbing at Camp McCoy, Wis.; return to Camp Hale; Italy.
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- Shay, Carleton B.,1924- (Person)
- Shay, Carleton B., 1924- (Person)
Language of Materials
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
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The collection is open for research.
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Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Carleton Shay was born on January 26, 1924 in Berkeley, California. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado as a member of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He served with various companies in the 86th and 87th Infantries. As a member of the Mountain Training Group (MTG) he taught rock climbing to 10th Mountain Division troops most of his time at Hale before joining Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion of the 87th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, Shay received a Bronze Star medal for his actions on Mount Della Vedetta on March 5, 1945.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- Camp Hale (Colo.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- DVDs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Fort McCoy (Wis.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oral histories (document genres) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Shay, Carleton B., 1924- -- Interviews.
- Ski troops -- History -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 87th -- Interviews.
- United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Interviews.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for the Carleton B. Shay oral history,2004[videorecording]
- Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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- Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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