Reamer A. Bolz Papers
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
- Bolz, Reamer A., 1920-2011 (Person)
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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.
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift; Chris Bolz; 2022.
- Bolz, Reamer A., 1920-2011
- Camp Hale (Colo.) -- Archival resources Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Color slides. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc. -- Archival resources.
- Ski troops. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Photographs. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Reamer A. Bolz Papers
- Adrian Johnson
- February 22, 2023
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