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Warren J. Asa oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH258

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Asa's volunteering for the 10th Mountain Division because he had been rejected from enlisting in the U.S. Navy because of poor eyesight. After basic training in Fl. he transferred to Camp Swift, Tex. where he practiced rifle firing. Asa also described landing in Naples, a battle to secure Sassamolare when his friend, John Compton was killed; being wounded in action at Montepastore during artillery fire; his recovery in a military hospital when the war in Europe was over; his life after the war and involvement with scouting and the American Youth Hostels. He also discusses John Compton and Compton's family donating money to build a church in Italy.


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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

Warren J. Asa was born in Pana, Ill. on March 19, 1926. During basic training he volunteered for the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex. and was assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion of the 85th Infantry Regiment, but later served also with Headquarters and Company G of the 86th Infantry Regiment. Asa was wounded in action at Montepastore on April 17, 1945.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Warren Asa;2007.


Produced as part of the Western History/Genealogy Dept. Oral History Project. (if applicable, check inventory)

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Warren J. Asa 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