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John W. "Bill" Hadskey Papers

Identifier: M2112

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a copy of Hadskey's memoirs: A few random thoughts on Camp Hale (n.d.); Camp Swift, Camp Patrick Henry and the high seas (n.d.); biographical sketch (n.d.); pay record (1943), Bronze Star citation (April 3, 1945), payroll worksheet (1946), photographs of Camp Hale.


  • 1943-1946


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

John William Hadskey was born June 20, 1925 at St. Rose, Louisiana, the son of Henry C. and Mary L. Hadskey. He completed four years of high school and was working as a welder prior to enlisting in the Army July 7, 1943 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He received his basic training at Fort Brag, North Carolina. Hadskey joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado December 6, 1943, where he was assigned to the 604th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack). Following a three-month veterinary course, Hadskey returned to the 10th at Camp Swift, Texas. He then served in the 604th medical detachment as both medic and veterinarian. During combat operations against the German Army in Italy, Hadskey was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions near Le Borre, Italy on March 5, 1945. He returned to the Army from October 1950 to September 1952 for Korean War service. He obtained a master’s degree from Mississippi State University and spent many years as a teacher and school principal in Mississippi and in Texas. Hadskey and his wife, Sarah had three daughters. He passed away March 31, 1999 and is buried at the Meador Cemetery at Cherokee, Texas.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; John W. "Bill" Hadskey; 1996.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

John W. "Bill" Hadskey Papers
Keli Schmid
May 28, 2021
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Repository Details

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

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