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Raymond F. Farley oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH377

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Farley's experiences: volunteering and enlistment at Fort Dix prior to going to Camp Hale in June 1943; time at Camp Hale; time off and skiing at Cooper Mountain; value of religion and discipline during difficult situations; physical issues related to the transport of ski equipment; superior artillery of the Germans and superiority of the American air power; impact of the reunion trip on his memories.


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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

Raymond Francis Farley was born on November 27, 1924 in N.J. and enlisted in the Army on July 1, 1943 at Neward, N.J. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed three years of high school. Farley joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company A of the 90th Infantry Regiment, but later served with Company I of the 86th Infantry Regiment and Company C of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Camp Swift, Tex. and Italy. During combat operations near Gaggio Montano, Farley received the Bronze Star medal for his actions on February 19, 1945.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Abbie Kealy;2003.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Raymond F. Farley 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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