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Donald L. Kitzman oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH289

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Kitzman's experiences: enlistment history and basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; being chosen to go with the 87th Infantry Regiment to Kiska Island and amphibian training at Camp Ord; being assigned to Camp Hale; ski training and completing the "D" series; Camp Swift, Tex. and passing the Expert Infantry test; arriving in Italy aboard the USS West Point; unit being assigned to capture the area between Riva Ridge and Belvedere, traveling in the Apennines around the Po River.


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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

Donald Kitzman was born on April 15, 1922. He originally enlisted in the US Navy, but was drafted into the Army when his enlistment was cancelled. Kitzman went through basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. where he was assigned to Company F of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He moved with the regiment to Fort Ord, Calif. when his unit trained for the invasion of Kiska Island, Alaska. Following occupation duty at Kiska Island, Kitzman trained at Camp Carson, Colo. before being assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. He also served at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. During comat operations at Mt. Serra, he was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions on April 17, 1945.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Don Kitzman;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Donald L. Kitzman 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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