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Maurice E. "Speed" Murphy oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH340

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Murphy's experiences: duties as a Staff Sergeant and responsibilities in caring for the soldiers assigned to him; being awarded the Soldier's Medal for saving several soldiers at Campo Tizzoro; impact the 10th Mountain Division had on the Italian front.


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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

Maurice E. "Speed" Murphy was born in Dorchester, Mass. on November 12, 1921 and enlisted in the Army on March 30, 1943 at Boston, Mass. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed high school and working as a machinist. Murphy joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company L of the 86th Infantry Regiment, but later served with Company G of the 85th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, Murphy received the Bronze Star medal for his actions at Mount Spigolino on February 5, 1945 and the Soldier's Medal at Campo Tizzoro on March 1, 1945. He died in Boynton Beach, Fl. on May 19, 2008.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Maurice Murphy;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Maurice E. "Speed" Murphy 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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