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C. Peter Austin oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH315

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Austin's experiences: his responsibilities, duties and administrative tasks of the D-3 operation; traveling with General Ruffner 50 miles behind enemy lines to have a truce agreement signed; delivering a message to Riva Ridge, having a flat tire and encountering Germans along the way and how they helped and the discussions the soldiers had with him.


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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

Clarence Peter Austin, Jr. was born in N.Y. on October 11, 1923 and enlisted in the Army on August 8, 1942 at Syracuse, N.Y. At the time of his enlistment, Austin was single, had completed one year of college, and working as an actor. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion of the 85th Infantry Regiment. Austin eventually became a Staff Sergeant and served with the Division Headquarters Company. In spring 1945, during combat operations in Italy, he received the Bronze Star medal for his actions in the Apennines and Po River campaigns. Austin died in Brackney, Pa. on September 26, 2007.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Peter Austin;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the C. Peter Austin 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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