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Robert D. Carlson oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH321

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Carlson's experiences: prior to the war, being a member of the National Ski Patrol; training at Camp Hale and getting into trouble for making a "wise crack"; quality of the members of the Division; how climbing skills contributed to the taking of Riva Ridge; time in Italy, Switzerland, Austrian border, and attending glacier climbing school in Austria after 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

Robert E. "Bob" Carlson was born in Denver, Colo. on December 6, 1924 and enlisted in the Army on June 25, 1943. At the time of his enlistment Carlson had completed high school. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company L of the 86th Infantry Regiment. Carlson also served at Camp Swift, Tex. and in Italy where he received the Bronze Star medal.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Robert Carlson;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Robert D. Carlson 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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Denver CO 80204 United States