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Martin Leonard D'Ooge oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH272

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about D'Ooge's assignment as a replacement officer, battle at Castel d'Aiano and hearing loss, German resistance at Lake Garda, reaction to the end of the war, Camp Carson, Colo., inactivation of the division 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

Martin Leonard D'Ooge was born on January 12, 1924 in Milton, Mass. and entered the enlisted reserve in 1942 while attending Michigan State University. He received basic training as a horse cavalryman at Fort Riley, Kan. In 1944, D'Ooge was accepted at officer candidate school, and trained at Ft. Benning, Ga. He was sent to Italy as a replacement officer and joined the 10th Mountain Division, Company D of the 85th Infantry Regiment shortly after the Mt. Belvedere offensive. D'Ooge was a heavy weapons platoon leader. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in the Apennines and Po River battles.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Martin D'Ooge;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Martin Leonard D'Ooge 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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Denver CO 80204 United States