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Hassell G. Vass oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH404

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Vass' experiences: personal background and basic training at Ft. Bliss; circumstances around joining the 10th Mountain Division; arrival at Camp Hale and time spent with wife; "D" series; furlough prior to transport to Italy; poverty in Naples; time at Villa outside Pisa; arrival at Riva Ridge, seeing Selwin Alexander's death; being wounded at Castel D'Aiano and hospital stay; transport back to the US aboard a hospital ship; readjustment to civilian life.


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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

Hassell G. Vass was born on July 10, 1922 in Carroll County, Va. and enlisted in the Army on January 9, 1943 at Baltimore, Md. At the time of his enlistment he was married, had completed grammar school and working as an electrician. Vass received his basic training at Ft. Bliss, Tex. before joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. in April 1943 where he was assigned to Battery A of the 10th Mountain Infantry, Antitank Battalion. He was wounded in action in Italy at Pizzo di Campiano on March 2, 1945.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Myrna Hampton;2003.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Hassell G. Vass oral history,2003[videorecording]
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Repository Details

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

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