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Edward T. "Ted" Prentice oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH297

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Prentice's experiences: work with the Forest Service prior to enlistment; being promoted to PFC three times before being "busted" twice; encounter with a coral snake in Tex.; service time in Italy and trip to Paris, France after the war.


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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

Edward T. "Ted" Prentice was born in Kan. on May 30, 1925 and enlisted in the Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. on September 24, 1943. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school. Prentice joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to the 90th Infantry Regiment, but later transferred to Company K of the 85th Infantry Regiment, and also served with Headquarters of the 3rd Battalion of the 85th. Company He recieved two Bronze Star medals for his actions at Mt. Della Spe in March 1945, and at Castel D'Aiano on April 14, 1945. Prentice attained the rank of Private First Class.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Ted Prentice;2007.


Produced as part of the Western History/Genealogy Dept. Oral History Project. (if applicable, check inventory)

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Edward T. "Ted" Prentice 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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