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Blossom Merryman oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH293

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about John C. Murphy by his daughter, Blossom Merryman: joined the 10th Mountain Division; training at Camp Swift; death at Mt. Belvedere; funeral service held in 1948.


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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

John C. "Clint" Murphy was born in Mo. in Caruthersville, Mo. in 1919 and enlisted in the Army on May 23, 1944 at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. At the time of enlistment, he was married, had completed four years of high school, and working as a welder. After completing basic training, Murphy joined the 10th Mountain Division on June 12, 1944 at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to italy. He was assigned to Company A, 87th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy at Castel D'Aiano, Murphy was killed in action on March 9, 1945.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Blossom Merryman;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Blossom Merryman 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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Denver CO 80204 United States