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Stuart S. Elkind oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH326

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Elkind's experiences: being a mail clerk, rifleman and radio/wire man while with the 10th Mountain Division; battle at della Torraccia; responsibilities as a radio/wire man; repairing wires that were blown up from shelling during the battle at Mount della Torraccia; meeting a German soldier while filling canteen.


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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

Stuart S. Elkind was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on January 31, 1926 and enlisted in the Army at Fort Dix, N.J. on March 1, 1944. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school. Elkind transferred to the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex. and was assigned to Company K of the 86th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, he was wounded in action at Sasso Baldino on March 27, 1945, and received the Bronze Star medal for his actions during the Apennines and Po RIver campaigns. Elkind died in Sarasota, Fla. on June 30, 2010.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Stuart Elkind;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Stuart S. Elkind 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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