JOHN F. CARROLL PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
Materials in this collection span 1964-1995 and describe activities of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division and those of the Association's Rocky Mountain Chapter. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, membership rosters and similar administrative records. Correspondence regarding various Rocky Mountain Chapter activities comprises the bulk of the collection. National reunion planning documents and correspondence also form a portion of the collection.
The series includes correspondence and planning documents related to numerous National Association reunions. Additional records provide administrative details, including minutes of board of directors and of executive committee meetings. Records are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within subject groupings.
The bulk of this series documents chapter projects and activities. Additional records deal with Rocky Mountain Chapter administrative matters including correspondence, meeting minutes and membership rosters. Arranged alphabetically by subject, the records are filed chronologically within each subject.
Images depict primarily veterans' activities and include both color and black and white prints. A single black and white print dates from World War II and depicts soldiers at Camp Hale, Colorado. Photographs are arranged chronologically.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
The collection is open for research.
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A World War II veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, John Fox Carroll was born April 26, 1922 in Minnesota, the son of Josiah F. and Charlotte F. Carroll. By 1930, his family had moved to Spencer, Iowa. Carroll completed two years of college prior to enlisting in the Army September 17, 1942 at Omaha, Nebraska. Although he received a deferment until September 1944, he reported for active duty at Camp Hale, Colorado in mid-1943. Carroll was initially assigned to Company M of the 85th Infantry Regiment and later transferred to Company K. Wounded in action February 23, 1945, during the battle for Mount Gorgolesco, Carroll returned to the battlefield following a period of convalescence, and received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions near Castel d’Aiano on April 14, 1945.
After the war, Carroll attended Creighton University in Omaha, graduating in 1947. He worked for a year in the trust department of a local bank before accepting a position with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a bank examiner in Nebraska and Kansas. Carroll lived in Denver throughout most of his career. He was an expert ski racer and climbed most of Colorado's 14,000-foot mountains. Carroll was also active in the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division serving terms as secretary/treasurer and as president of the Association's Rocky Mountain Chapter. Carroll, at age 93, provided materials for this biographical note.
2 Boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Other Finding Aids
Gift; John F. Carroll; 1997.
Number of Boxes: 2 (1.5 linear feet)
PROCESSED AND ENCODED BY:
- Camp Hale (Colo.) -- Archives. Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Carroll, John Fox, -- 1922- -- Archives.
- National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc. -- Archival resources.
- National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc. -- Rocky Mountain Chapter -- Archival resources.
- Ski troops. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. -- Army. -- Mountain Division, 10th -- Archival resources.
- JOHN F. CARROLL PAPERS
- NOVEMBER 2012
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