Okey C. Dean tribute
Scope and Contents
The documentary provides information and personal observations about William G. Goodge's uncle, Okey C. Dean's personal and army life, his death in Italy: early farm days; Camp Hale; D series; rock climbing; on ship to Alaska; arrival in Italy; climbing Riva Ridge; news of Roosevelt's death; wounded in April offensive; death while attending to a wounded soldier.
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- Goodge, William G.,1934- (Person)
- Goodge, William G., (Person)
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
Okey C. Dean was born in Okla. in 1920 and enlisted in the Army on February 25, 1942. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed grammar school and working as a farm hand. Okey joined the 10th Mountain Division and was assigned to Company A of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Ft. Lewis, Wash.; Camp Hale, Colo.; Camp Swift, Tex.; and Camp Carson, Colo. He participated in combat operations at Kiska Island and in Italy. Dean received a Bronze Star Medal for his actions at Torre Iussi and was later killed in action near Le Coste, Italy on April 14, 1945.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift;William G. Goodge;2008.
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- Camp Hale (Colo.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- DVDs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Dean, Okey C., 1920-1945 -- Biography.
- Goodge, William G., 1934-
- Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mini-DV Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Oral histories (document genres) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops -- History -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 87th -- Interviews.
- United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Interviews.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for the Okey C. Dean tribute,2007[videorecording]
- Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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- Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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