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Paul C. Kitchen oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH431

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Kitchen's experiences: being at Camp Hale and Camp Swift, Tex.; arrival at Naples, Italy; confusion among the troops at Belvedere; general overview of time in Italy; at Lake Garda at the end of the war; being part of a force sent to the Italian-Austrian border.


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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

Paul C. Kitchen, Jr. was born on April 10, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pa. and enlisted in the Army in February 1943 at New Cumberland, Pa. At the time of his enlistment, he was unmarried and had graduated from the Episcopal Academy and was attending the University of Pennsylvania. Kitchen volunteered for the 10th Mountain Division and received his basic training at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Companies B and E of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He also served with Company C of the 90th Infantry Regiment, before joining Company I of the 86th Infantry Regiment. Kitchen received the Bronze Star medal for his actions in the Po Valley and Apennine Mountains in the Spring of 1945. He attained the rank of Sergeant. Kitchen also served as President of the Delaware River Chapter of the National Association of the 10th Moutain Division (1992-1995).


1 videocassette (34 min.) :sd., col. ; 1/2 in.) + 1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Paul Kitchen;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Paul C. Kitchen oral history,2004[videorecording]
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Repository Details

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

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