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William E. Best oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH261

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Bell's use of his rifle, training at Camp Swift, and his experiences with the 86th and 90th Infantry Regiments.


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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 E. Best was born in N.Y. in 1925 and enlisted in the Army on July 21, 1943 at New York City. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried, and had completed four years of high school. Best joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company A, later with Headquarters Company of the 90th Infantry Regiment, then with Company B and Service Company of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Best attained the rank of Private First Class.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;William E. Best;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the William E. Best 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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