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Reamer A. Bolz Papers

Identifier: M2279

Content Description

Color slides from Italy in Spring 1945, Italian currency, a religious card from the Vail Reunion of 1983, and correspondence between Hugh W. Evans, Reamer A. Bolz, and Denver Public Library staff member Barbara Walton.


  • 1943-1945, 1983, 1988


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Biographical / Historical

Reamer Augustus Bolz (10-HQ) was born on August 13, 1920 in Somers, Montana to Augustus and Nora Taylor Bolz. He lived in Spokane, Washington and completed high school and business college there. After graduating, Bolz worked at the Union Pacific Railroad before he enlisted in the United States Army on September 27, 1943. In the 10th Mountain Division, he served as a Sergeant in 10-HQ (Headquarters Company) and received a Bronze Star for his participation in the Apennines Mountains and Po Valley in Italy. He was stationed at Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas; the Italian Campaign; and Camp Carson, Colorado. After the war, Bolz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Washington State University and then continued to serve in the army in the Special Forces Detachment (Green Berets) of the U.S. Army Reserves until 1969 in Portland, Oregon, where he also continued his career with the Union Pacific Railroad. Later, he worked at the railroad in Laramie, Wyoming before retiring there in 1980. Bolz married Margaret Krom on June 14, 1948 and the couple had two children. Reamer A. Bolz passed away on January 26, 2011.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Chris Bolz; 2022.

Reamer A. Bolz Papers
Adrian Johnson
February 22, 2023
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Repository Details

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

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