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Horton K. Durfee oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH274

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Durfee's time at Camp Swift, Tex., Camp Patrick Henry before being shipped to Italy, his ship and arrival in Naples, injured soldiers and the death of a soldier due to friendly fire, being injured on March 3, 1945 from friendly artillery fire, time and recovery in the field hospital.


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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

Horton K. Durfee was born on December 30, 1925 in Geneva, N.Y. Upon graduation from Darrow High School, Durfee was selected for the Army Specialized Training Program and began course work at Syracuse University, Auburn Branch. When the program terminated in January 1944, Durfee enlisted in the Army at Ft. Dix, N.J. He received basic training at Camp Wolters, Tex. Assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, Durfee served with Company L of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He was also stationed at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Durfee received a Bronze Star Medal for his actions on February 23, 1945, and was wounded in action on March 3, 1945.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Horton Durfee;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Horton K. Durfee 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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