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William W. Boddington oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH203

Scope and Contents

Boddington talks about his childhood, his family, skiing, and participation in the Olympics. He also discusses in detail World War II breaking out, basic training, joining the mountain ski troops, going to Italy and participating in some of the key fighting of the 10th Mountain Division. After detailing his experiences during the war he talks about coming home and about the beginning of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division. An epilogue by the interviewer tells of the death of Mr. Boddington which happened shortly after the interviews took place.


  • 1996


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

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

Born 1910, Jersey City, New Jersey. Member of the United States Ice Hockey Team (1932, 1936). Captain with the 86th Infantry, Company A, 10th Mountain Division during World War II. Saw action in Italy. Awarded two Bronze stars.


3 sound cassettes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Colonel Frank Romano, Jr., 1996.


Audio files digitized through the Collaborative Digitization Project, Denver, Colorado.

Participant or Performer Note

Interviewed by Colonel Frank Romano, Jr.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

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Repository Details

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

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