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Carleton B. Shay oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH388

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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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

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.


1 videodisc(s) (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Carleton Shay;2005.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Carleton B. Shay oral history,2004[videorecording]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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