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Charles O. Wallmo Papers

 Collection — Box: 43
Identifier: M2198

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, copies of pencil drawings by Charles Wallmo depicting life in the 10th Mountain Division and scenes from Italy, photographs (sculptures, military life) and training certificates.


  • c.1940s-2007

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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Charles Wallmo was born in Iowa on July 1, 1919 and had completed three years of college at the University of Wisconsin, studying wildlife and forestry, before enlisting in the Army on January 21, 1942 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Wallmo was assigned to the fledgling 10th Mountain Division and began his training at Fort Lewis, Washington. He trained with the 10th in the Columbia Icefields in British Columbia, Canada and then at Camp Hale, Colorado with Company C of the 87th Infantry Regiment. Wallmo was sent with his unit to fight on Kiska Island in the Aleutian chain, returning to Camp Hale and then to Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy with the 10th to fight in World War II. On April 23, 1945, Wallmo saw action at San Benedetto Po for which he received a Bronze Star medal. He returned to the United States after the war having attained the rank of T/5 in Headquarters Company of the 87th Infantry Regiment. After the war, Wallmo returned to school to earn a Ph.D at Texas AM University. His work pioneered foundational concepts in the field of wildlife management. Every two years, the leading black-tailed and mule deer biologist in North America is honored with the Wallmo Award. Charles Wallmo died on June 1, 1982.


1 envelope

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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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