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William D. "Dave" Dean oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH269

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Dean's time as a member of the 86th Infantry Regiment, being ill at Camp Hale, deployment on the ship SS Argentina, visiting Pisa, Italy, locating and dismantling mines, dead German soldiers, crossing Po River, being at Lake Garda at the end of the war, visiting American Cemetery in Florence.


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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

William D. Dean was born on March 10, 1925 in Concord, N.H. and enlisted in the Army at Manchester, N.H. on July 6, 1943. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school. Dean reported for duty at Ft. Devens, Mass., received his basic training at Camp Fannin, Tex., and joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. Dean was assigned to Company I of the 90th Infantry Regiment, but later served with Company K, 86th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Dean received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions near Tobole on April 29, 1945.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

GIft;William Dean;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the William D. "Dave" Dean 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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