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Calvin F. Paynter oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH435

Scope and Contents

The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Paynter's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.


  • 2007


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

Calvin F. Paynter was born February 27, 1921 in Pa. He attended three years of high school prior to enlisting in the Army on September 22, 1942 at Philadelphia, Pa. Paynter joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo., where he was assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment, Company A. He later served with the 86th Service Company and Company F of the 86th. Paynter participated in training at Camp Swift, Tex. and served in combat in Italy. During the Italian Campaign, he was wounded in action March 3, 1945 near Mount Terminale. Paynter received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions near Calcara, Italy on April 20, 1945. He later served as President of the South East Chapter of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division.


2 videocassettes: sound ; color ; 1/4 in. +1 envelope

Other Finding Aids

Typed notes available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Abbie Kealy;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Calvin F. Paynter oral history,April 19, 2007
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

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