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Oliver J. La Mere Papers

Identifier: TMD296

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 17 b/w photographic prints (ca.1942-1945); newspaper clipping (1945); Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals (1945); correspondence (1940s); 1 CD-Rom of photographs documenting La Mere's life (n.d.); manuscript of: In Memory, 1st Lieutenant Oliver J. La Mere: A Soldiers Biography by Charles Chouinard (2010); photographs of Fort Riley, Kan. (1933-1944), Fort Meade, S.D. (1942), family and friends (1940s).


  • 1933-1945, 2010


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Oliver J. La Mere was born March 8, 1912 in Amery, Wisconsin. He graduated from East High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1930. In 1931, La Mere attended The University of Minnesota. La Mere joined the Minnesota National Guard as a member of the medical detachment in April 1933 and attended a variety of training schools from 1937 to 1940, when he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the reserves. He entered active duty in May 1941. After serving in numerous capacities, La Mere was assigned to the 8th Replacement Depot at Empoli, Italy. From there, he joined the 85th Regimental Headquarters Company on March 16, 1945. While serving as platoon leader of the 2nd Battalion Anti-Tank Platoon, La Mere was killed in action near Crespellano, Italy on April 19th or 20th, 1945.


.5 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Charles Chouinard; 2010, 2011, 2012.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Oliver J. La Mere Papers
Keli Schmid
June 30, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States