Skip to main content

Hunter L. Slugg oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH235

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Slugg's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: mountaineering training; how he scored expert with the BAR during training and being assigned as a BAR man in his unit; unit's arrival in Italy and movement to the front lines relieving British Forces in the Belvedere area; promotion to assistant Squad leader as a Sergeant; experiences during Riva Ridge, Po Valley, Lake Garda and the brief encounter with Tito's forces; personnel feelings concerning his experiences on the battlefield and how his discharge papers indicated that he had been in the Signal Corps, rather than the 10th Mountain Division.


  • no date


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

Hunter L. Slugg was born on November 8, 1917 in Willow Grove, Pa. and enlisted in the Army on April 7, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pa. At the time of his enlistment, he was unmarried, had completed 4 years of high school and working in a machine shop. Slugg joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he served with Company D of the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment. He later served at Camp Swift and in Italy. While engaged in combat operations against the German forces occupying Italy, Slugg was awarded the Bronze Star Medal on April 14, 1945 for his actions at Rocca di Roffeno. He attained the rank of Sergeant. Hunter Slugg died on April 11, 1983 in WIllow Grove, Pa.


4 Audiocassettes

Other Finding Aids

Typed notes available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Hunter L. Slugg oral history
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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