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Robert L. Cook Papers

Identifier: TMD265

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 6 pages from the Assistant Division Scrapbook containing b/w photographs of various 10th Mountain Division Headquarters Company officers and scenes (ca.1945); memoir: A brief history of the 10th Mountain Division, 1941-1945 as seen by B.G. Robert L. Cook USA" (9 pages, 2 drafts, 1988, 1989); history of artifacts donated to Colorado HIstory Museum (1999); biographical data form (1945).


  • 1945, 1988, 1999


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

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

Robert L. Cook was born in Greensboro, N.C. on November 26, 1905. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. and was assigned to Headquarters of the Third Battalion of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He also served with the Headquarters Company of the 87th Infantry Regiment, and Headquarters for the First Battalion and Heaquarters Company of the 86th Infantry. He was stationed at Camp Hale, Colo.; and Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Cook was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in the Apennine Mountains during the period of February 19-March 10,1945. He was wounded in action on April 30, 1945 and attained the rank of Colonel. Later Cook retired from the Army as a Brigadier General and also earned the Legion of Merit Medal during his military career. He died in Winter Park, Fla. on February 3, 1991.


1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Donald E. Flagg;1989.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Robert L. Cook Papers
Keli Schmid
May 8, 2020
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States