Weldon A. Chase oral history
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.
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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
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
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- Finding Aid for the Weldon A. Chase oral history,2003[videorecording]
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