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Norman W. Dorsey Jr. oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH361

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Dorsey's experiences: joining the Division at Camp Roberts and being sent to the Aleutian Islands; after Kiska Island, transfer to Camp Hale and Camp Swift; being wounded in Italy; respect for and leadership qualities of Colonel Fowler; attending the University of Texas and post war career.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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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

Norman Dorsey was born in Tex. on June 19, 1924 and enlisted in the Army on February 19, 1943 at Houston, Tex. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed two years of college. Dorsey joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Roberts, Calif. where he was assigned to Headquarters Company of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Fort Ord, Calif.; Kiska, Alaska; Camp Hale, Colo.; Camp Carson, Colo.; and Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Dorsey was wounded in action on February 20, 1945 at Mt. Belevedere and received the Bronze Star Medal. He attained the rank of Technician Grade 5.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Abbie Kealy;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Norman W. Dorsey Jr. oral history,2004[videorecording]
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Repository Details

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

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