Elwood G. Simms oral history
Scope and Contents
The interview provides information and personal observations about Sims' experiences: combat experiences in Italy.
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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
Elwood G. Sims was born on February 11, 1919 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and enlisted in the Army on June 23, 1944 at Fort Lewis, Wash. At the time of his enlistment he was married with two children, had completed four years of high school and working as a cashier. Sims served his basic training at Fort Robinson, Ark. and joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex. as a member of Company K of the 87th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy he received a Bronze Star medal for his actions at Tole on April 16, 1945. Sims died in Spokane, Wash. on February 8, 2012.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- Camp Swift (Tex.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- DVDs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oral histories (document genres) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sims, Elwood G., 1919-2012 -- 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 Elwood G. Simms oral history,2003[videorecording]
- Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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