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Harrison Coleman oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH324

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Coleman's experiences: climbing Riva Ridge and the battle that followed.


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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

Harrison L. Coleman was born on December 1, 1924 and joined the Army on March 18, 1942. He received his basic training at Fort Reno, Okla. before joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company B of the 86th Infantry Regiment. Coleman participated in the night assault on Riva Ridge and was wounded in action at Sassomolare on March 4, 1945. He has also served as Southeast Chapter President (1984-1986), and Executive Director (1992-1998) of the National Association of the 10th Mountain DIvision.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Other Finding Aids

Partial typed transcript and index available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Harrison Coleman;n.d.

Finding Aid for the Harrison Coleman oral history,2003[videorecording]
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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