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Robert W. Yank oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH358

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Yank's experiences: crossing Lake Garda on a DUKW and staying Mussolini's villa; close call on Hill 913 and how received the Bronze Star medal; being a ski and rock climbing instructor at Camp Hale, Colo.


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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

Robert W. Yank was born on May 14, 1924 in Shasta, Calif. and enlisted in the Army at Berkeley, Calif. on December 15, 1942. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed one year of college. Yank joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company D of the 86th Infantry Regiment, and also served with Company K of the 85th Infantry Regiment. He later served at Camp Swift, Tex. and Italy. During combat operations at Monteforte, he was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions on March 8, 1945. Yank attained the rank of Technical Sargeant.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Robert Yank ;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Robert W. Yank oral history,2003[videorecording]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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