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Donald M. Dwyer oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH275

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Dwyer's experience at officer's training school at Fort Benning, Ga. and his decision to join the 10th Mountain Division. His most memorable experiences included his time with the D series at Camp Hale; hist trip to Italy in the USS West Point; combat at Belvedere and the Po River; and, with detail, he describes how wearing his Lt. badge saved his life by deflecting a sniper's bullet. He also describes hist trip home and his post-war activities.


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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

Donald "Mike" Dwyer was born on June 3, 1921 and joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo., and was assigned to Company F of the 87th Infanty Regiment. He was also stationed at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Dwyer was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his actions at Gualandi on March 4, 1945. He was later wounded in action and received a second Bronze Star Medal at Mt. Serra on April 17, 1945. Dwyer attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Donald M. Dwyer;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Donald M. Dwyer 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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