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Robert W. Parker oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH342

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Parkers experiences: time growing up; joining the National Ski Patrol; training at Camp Hale, Colo., skiing and the "D" series; Kiska Island; trip to Italy aboard USS the West Point; attack at Riva Ridge; campaigns at Mount Belvedere, Malandrone Pass, Monte Serra; having dental work done in an apple orchard; post war experiences in skiing; founding Vale, Colo. Ski Resort with Pete Seibert; being publisher of Skiing magazine.


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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

Robert W. Parker was born in Evanston, Ill. on July 9, 1922 and joined the 10th Mountain Division in 1942 where he was assigned to the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment. He participated in the Kiska Island invasion and during combat operations in Italy. Parker received two Bronze Star medals for his actions at Castel Franco on April 21, 1945 and at the Po Valley campaign, April 21-28, 1945.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Robert Parker;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Robert W. Parker 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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