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Weldon A. Chase oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH372

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Chase's experiences: being injured 3 times during combat in Italy and returning to the line; mission at Mt. Belvedere.


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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

Weldon A. Chase was born in Saugus, Mass. on May 2, 1924 and joined the Army at Boston, Mass. in March 1943. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried, had completed four years of high school and was working in the automobile manufacturing industry. Chase joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. and was assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment, serving in Companies D and K and with the Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion. He also served with Company L of the 85th. During combat operations in Italy, Chase was wounded at Mount Belvedere in February 1945. He received a Bronze Star medal for valor and a Purple Heart medal for wounds suffered in April 1945 at Hill 913 near Castel d'Aiano. Chase attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He died in Simsbury, Conn. on January 29, 2011.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Abbie Kealy;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Weldon A. Chase oral history,2003[videorecording]
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Repository Details

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

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