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William A. "Bill" Morrison oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH295

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Morrison's experiences: basic training at Camp Hale and personal observations; exchanging positions with a fellow soldier, Peterson, who was later killed; stopping in battle to help wounded soldiers; post war activities and working with youth.


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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

William A. "Bill" Morrison was born on September 28, 1923 in Girvan, Scotland and enlisted in the Army on February 3, 1943 at Hartford, Conn. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed one year of college, and working as a technician. Morrison joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company B, later with Company L of the 86th Infantry Regiment; and also with Company C of the 90th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, he was wounded in action at Mt. Gorgolesco on February 2, 1945, and received the Bronze Star medal for his action at Badia on April 18, 1945. Morrison attained the rank of Staff Sargent. He has also served as the upstate N.Y. Chapter President for the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc., and on September 17, 2009, Morrison attended the Medal of Honor Ceremony for SFC Jared Monti at the White House.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Bil Morrison;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the William A. "Bill" Morrison 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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