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Russell L. Swygman oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH300

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Swygman's experiences: rifleman replacement to Company K of the 86th Infantry Regiment; crossing the Po River, Lake Garda in Italy; five week cycles the training replacement troops went through; being stationed at Camp Carson, Colo. after the war; discharge from Camp Swift, Tex.


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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

Russell L. Swygman was born in Ind. on February 7, 1925 and enlisted in the Army at Ft. Harrison, Ind. on June 28, 1944. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed four years of high school, and working as a farmhand. Swygman joined the 10th Mountain Division in Italy, where he was assigned to the Service Company of the 86th Infantry Regiment, but later transferred to Company K. During combat operations in Italy, he was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions at the Po River on April 22, 1945. Swygman attained the rank of Private First Class.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Russell Swygman;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Russell L. Swygman 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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