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William D. Parker oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH365

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Parker's experiences: basic training in Tex.; volunteering for the 10th Mountain Division and being assigned at Camp Swift, Tex. in November 1944; trip across the Atlantic Ocean en route to Naples, Italy.


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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

William Parker was born on March 3, 1926 in Newton, Utah and enlisted in the Army at Fort Douglas, Utah on June 13, 1944. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school. Parker joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex. where he was assigned to Company A of the 86th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions at Pizzo de Campiano on February 19-22, 1945. Parker attained the rank of Private First Class and also received the Good Conduct, Victory, and Sharpshooter Medals, as well as the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, and Combat Infantryman's Badge.


1 videodisc(s) (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Abbie Kealy;2005.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the William D. Parker 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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