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Marvin C. Lutz Papers

Identifier: M2150

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Lutz's service memo book with handwritten entries (January 1-April 16, 1945); War Department letter (n.d.); Vigil Light pamphlet (n.d.).


  • 1945


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Marvin C. Lutz was born in N.J. on January 5, 1920 and enlisted in the Army on November 25, 1942 at Newark, N.J. At the time of his enlistment he had completed 8th grade, was married and working as a farmer. Lutz jointed the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company K of the 87th Mountain Infantry. He was transferred with his unit to Fort Ord, Calif. before being deployed to Kiska Island in the Aleutians. Lutz returned to Camp Hale, Colo. before being sent to Camp Swift, Tex. and was eventually deployed to Italy in January 1945. He was killed in action on April 15, 1945 at Mt. Croce. Lutz attained the rank of Private First Class and also received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions.


1 envelope

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Blanche R. Moore, 2004.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

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Repository Details

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

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