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John H. Pierpont Papers

Identifier: M2176

Scope and Contents

Collection contains copies of newspaper clippings (1945), personal correspondence (1945), journal entry (1945), Bronze Star citation (1945), travel history (1936).


  • 1936-1945


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

John Hobson Pierpont was born in Worcester, Mass. on April 26, 1917 and enlisted in the Army on August 25, 1942 at Fort Devens, Mass. At the time of his enlistment, he was unmarried and had graduated from Harvard University and was working as a purchasing agent. Pierpont joined the 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Lewis, Wash. where he was assigned to a number of different companies before becoming a member of Company D of the 85th Infantry Regiment. He participated in the invasion of Kiska Island and served at Camp Hale, Colo. and Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Pierpont was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions on Mount Della Spe during March 10-14, 1945 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He died in Santa Fe, N.M. on March 18, 2002.


1 envelope

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, John Pierpont, 1992.


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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