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William H. Bell oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH260

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Bell's Chaplain training at Harvard Univ.; arrival at Camp Hale, Colo. (1944); wartime experiences of counseling soldiers, conducting worship services and funerals, writing letters of condolence; Lake Garda; baptizing soldiers; relationship between Catholic, Protestant and Jewish denominations; his book: Peace in the Valley.


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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

Willam Henderson Bell was born in Tex. on January 31, 1918 and moved with his family to Stafford, Ariz. when he was seven. He joined the Army in 1943 and served in Italy as the Chaplain for the 604th Field Artillery and with the 10th Division Artillery Battalion. Bell received a Bronze Star medal for his actions in the Apennnies and Po River Battle. He was later stationed at Camp Carson, Colo. Bell died in Banning, Calif. on March 4, 2009.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

GIft;William Bell;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the William H. Bell 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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