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Robert J. Harris oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH332

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Harris' experiences: being a medic during the battle for Mount Belvedere; the role of a medic during the war in Italy; first casualty on Riva Ridge; transporting medical equipment up the mountain; medical aid stations; being injured on a rock wall.


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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

Robert J. Harris was born in Iowa on August 6, 1922 and enisted in the Army on September 11, 1943 at Seattle, Wash. At the time of his enlistment he was married, had completed one year of college and working as a semi-skilled construction worker. Harris joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was asigned as a medic to Headquartes Company, 3rd Battalion of the 85th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, he was wounded in action on April 15, 1945 and received the Bronze Star medal for his actions at Castel d' Aiano. Harris died in Seattle, Wash. on August 31, 2008.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Robert Harris;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Robert J. Harris 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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