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Duryea Morton oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH314

Scope and Contents

Morton interviews himself, providing personal observations and information about: being a member of the National Ski Patrol and being intrigued by the Finnish-Russian war; learning about the 10th Mountain Division from Minnie Dole; induction at Indian Gap, Pa., basic training at Camp Hale, help with ski instruction; time at Camp Swift, Tex. and being part of the Bugle Corps; travel to Italy aboard the USS West Point, arrival in Italy, being on guard duty, living with an Italian family; German artillery and mortar attacks at della Torraccia and being wounded in action; rehab center in Pisa, Italy based in a royal palace; being sent back to his company at the end of 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

Duryea Morton was born in Bronxville, N.Y. on June 13, 1924 and elisted in the Army on September 1, 1943 at Allentown, Pa. At the time of enlistment he was umarried, and had completed four years of high school. Morton joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. and was assigned to Company L of the 90th Infantry Regiment, but later served with Company E of the 85th Infantry Regiment. He was also stationed at Camp Swift, Tex. During combat operations in Italy, Morton was wounded in action.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Duryea Morton;2007.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Duryea Morton 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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