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George S. Sisneros oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH299

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Sisneros' experiences: early days before transfer to the 10th Mountain Division; military training, climbing Pike's Peak with mules; strategy used to take mountains in Italy; Captain Devens and Sergeant Kauzlarich of "C" Battery, Devens receiving a Silver Star medal, Sisineros and Kauzlarich receiving Bronze Star medals; building a communication system that saved members of the 85th; singing the Pack Artillery Song.


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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

George S. Sisneros was born in N.M. on May 21, 1918 and enlisted in the Army on July 10, 1941 at Santa Fe, N.M. At the time of his enlistment, he was unmarried, had completed 2 years of college, and working as a farm hand. Sisneros joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Headquarters of the 85th Infantry Regiment, later transferred to Headquarters of the 604th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack). He also served at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Sisneros was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions near Mount della Torraccia on February 23, 1945, and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He died on October 13, 2010 in Tinnie, N.M.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;George Sisneros;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the George S. Sisneros 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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