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Percy A. Rideout oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH369

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Rideout's experiences: growing up in Mass. and coaching the Dartmouth ski team; entering the army and graduating from Officers Candidates School; being assigned to Camp Hale and the "D" series training; traveling to Alta and Aspen to ski; traveling to Italy and Livorno; being assigned to Company F to replace a wounded officer; time spent in local villages prior to Riva Ridge offensive; snow caves; April offensive and being wounded; time in the hospital; being at Lake Garda as the war was ending; time at the Yugoslav border; leadership of Henry J. "Hank" Hampton.


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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

Percy A. Rideout was born in Mass. on November 28, 1918 and enlisted in the Army on April 29, 1942 at Manchester, N.H. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed four year of college and working as a sports instructor. Rideout had been a member and captain of the Dartmouth ski team while in college. He graduated from Officer Candidates School in September 1944 and was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. Rideout served with the 86th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, he received a Bronze Star Medal for his actions at Cingio del Bure in February 17-29, 1945. Rideout later received the Silver Star Medal and was wounded in action at Torre Iussi on April 14, 1945. He attained the rank of Captain.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Dale Alwine;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Percy A. Rideout oral history,2005[videorecording]
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Repository Details

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

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