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Pete Seibert and Bob Parker oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH244

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about the Italian campaign and the challenges and importance of the battle of Riva Ridge; how the capture of Riva Ridge denied the Germans their control of the "Gothic Line"; German Army of Southern European surrendered before the total German surrender; after the war, the nucleolus of the American ski industry was made up of 10th veterans, "98% of the ski talent in the U.S." was from the 10th Mountain Division, including about a dozen members of the U.S. winter ski team.


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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 Parker was born July 9, 1922 in Evanston, Ill. He joined the 10th Mountain Division in 1942, serving with the 87th Mountain Infantry regiment. Parker participated in the Kiska invasion and saw combat in Italy. He received two Bronze Star medals. Following the war, Parker worked with Pete Seibert to establish Vail, Colo. as a major ski resort. Parker served as Vail general manager, publicity director and senior vice president. He was the first national editor of Skiing magazine. Parker has also been a farmer, tree surgeon, mountain guide, ski racer, ski patrolman. At age 63, he began studying archeology at the University of New Mexico and at age 68, Parker became a practicing field archeologist, and he has discovered several previously unknown American archeological sites. -- Peter Seibert was born in 1924 and enlisted in the Army on June 25, 1943 in Boston, Mass. He had completed 4 years of high school and was single at the time of his enlistment. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, and later served at Camp Swift and Italy. He was assigned to Company F of the 86th Infantry Regiment. While engaged in combat operations against the German forces in Italy, Seibert was wounded in action and was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions in the Ponte Al Sestaione and Monteforte battles. After the war, Seibert became the developer of the Vail ski area


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;John Smith;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

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Repository Details

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

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