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John H. Caster oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH436

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two interviews recorded on two audiocassettes: 1. Provides information and personal observations about Caster's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II (January 11, 1993) -- 2. Contains comments about the Vail Ski Trooper statue project (May 23, 1995).


  • January 11, 1993; May 23, 1995


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

John H. Caster was born in Ill. in 1923. He enlisted in the Army on March 3, 1943 at Fort Sheridan, Ill. and joined the 10th Mountain Division. He served with the 86th Infantry Regiment assigned at various times to Companies A, F, G and the Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion. Caster trained with the Division at Camp Hale, Colo., Camp Swift Tex. and in Italy. Following the war, Caster returned to Camp Carson, Colo. During the Italian Campaign, Caster received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions during the Appenines and Po River Campaigns in Spring 1945.


2 sound cassettes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Mary Tommaney;1999.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the John H. Caster oral history,1993-1995
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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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