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Claude Lewis oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH290

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Lewis' experiences: being in the Army for four years prior to joining the 10th Mountain Division; impressions of Camp Swift, Tex.; being shipped to Italy and landing at Leghorn in December 1944; time in Pisa, and as an artillery observer at Belvedere and Riva Ridge; being first scout on the April 14 offensive; time with an Italian family and how they helped each other; friends he made during the war.


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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

Claude J. Lewis was born in Va. in 1922 and enlisted in the Army on December 11. 1940 at Fort Bragg, N.C. At the time of his enlistment, he was umarried, had completed four years of high school, and working as a farm hand. Lewis joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex. where he was assigned to the 10th Quartermaster Battalion, but later served with Company F of the 86th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, he was wounded in action at Torre Iussi in April 1945. Lewis attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Claude Lewis;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Claude Lewis 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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