10th Mountain Division Descendants, Inc. Records
Collection contains mostly meeting minutes, reports, and historical notes. Recordings of a few presentations and oral histories are also included.
Language of Materials
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
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Biographical / Historical
10th Mountain Division Descendants (sometimes referred to as TMDD, or Descendants, Inc.) was formally established in 1998. However, long before that there were descendants actively involved in and supportive of all things 10th Mountain. Some of the descendants who stepped into active roles when TMDD was organized had gotten their first taste of 10th Mountain activities as early as 1963 on the inaugural return trip to Italy, and the 1965 reunion held in Vail, Colorado.
An early effort in the 1980s to create a descendants’ organization, with the working title “Spirit of the 10th,” was strong on enthusiasm, but as yet unable to get a descendants’ organization of the ground. However, support continued to build. In the late 1980s, Bill Boddington (A, SVC/86), a founding member of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, asked some descendants to join the Foundation board as “adjunct members with the intent of following in the footsteps of their fathers who were currently serving on the board.
Board meetings are held annually every summer. To date, TMDD has over 1,000 paid contributors, and a database of over 3,000, comprised primarily of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of World War II 10th Mountain Division veterans.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift; Frank Thornton; 2014.
- United States -- Army -- Mountain Division, 10th Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1934 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- 10th Mountain Division Descendants, Inc. Records
- Keli Schmid
- September 15, 2020
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