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Albert Ejem oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH252
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Ejem's basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. before transfer to Camp Swift, Tex.; hitchhiking with a friend and being picked up by Colonel Hampton; arrival at Naples, Italy aboard the USS Argentina and transport to Naples via cargo vessel; guarding ammunition at Riva Ridge and Mt. Belvedere; discussion with a young German prisoner; 6 weeks stationed in Trieste; mission to keep the Yugoslavs from entering Italy; post WWII time in...
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Charles A. Murphy Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH362
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Murphy's experiences: being drafted on Freeport, Long Island and making application to join the 10th Mountain Division; acceptance and the beginning of training at Camp Hale in August 1944; being injured during training, recovery; time at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; leaving for Italy from Va. in December 1944; mission to take Della Torraccial and being one of six soldiers to arrive at the top; post war activities in Italy from May...
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Cruz F. Rios oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH363
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Rios' experiences: basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. as a member of the mortar group; landing at Kiska Island and staying until December 1943; arriving at Camp Hale in January 1944 and time spent at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; being dispatched to Italy and intense German fire in April 1945; description of a friend who was killed in action; time spent in San Michel after the war.
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Edmund P. Barys oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH317
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Barys' experiences: being trained as a tank destroyer at Ft. Benning; transferring to the 10th Mountain Division; witnessing the burning of an Italian village by German soldiers and subsequent revenge taken on the Germans by the Italians; other atrocities committed by German troops; responsibility of having soldiers in the right positions when entering into battle; how he and other observers located the enemy and received...
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Edward T. Burda oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH320
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Burda's experiences: most memorable experiences during WWII; how combat affected him; friendships he developed through the 10th Mountain Division.
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Elwood G. Simms oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH348
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Sims' experiences: combat experiences in Italy.
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Gerald Q. Nash oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH341
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Nash's experiences: early years; training at Camp Hale and skiing; combat experiences around Lake Garda; on subsequent trips to Italy he visits a house were he stayed; four of his brothers were also in various military units during WWII.
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James Richard Rogers oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH345
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Rogers' experiences: being wounded at Mount della Torraccia and enemy fire; being transported to a medical station and conditions there; working for McDonald Douglas after the war.
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Kenneth A. MacDonald oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH420
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about MacDonald's experiences: background at Dartmouth and Harvard Law School and reasons for joining the 10th Mountain Division; time and conditions at Camp Hale, Colo. and Camp Swift, Tex.; wife's involvement; incidences in Italy, especially Mt. Belvedere; April Offensive and being wounded, aid station and hospital experiences; narratives by Alfred Simo and Harold McAfee; death of friend Lorenz Koehler; post war activities and...
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Kenneth L. Stayton oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH352
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Stayton's experiences: being a Army reservist and being called into action at Mt. Belvedere; meeting a young German officer in a fox hole; walking from the mountains to the Po Valley; Italian nationals providing wine; mules arriving at Camp Swift, Tex.
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Manfred G. Wuerslin oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH357
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Wuerslin's experiences: being a student at Northwestern University where he joined the reserves and later the 10th Mountain Division; interest in skiing and the out-of-doors; his cousin in the German army; time at Mt. Belvedere and combat on Hill 913; spa where he spent time before the April 1945 offensive; being wounded in action prior to crossing the Po River; visiting Italian cities after the war and the positive influences...
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Robert J. Kehm oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH335
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Kehm's experiences: bringing mules to the Italy; serving as an MP in Barre; spending three months in Venice on assignment to obtain food for the hotel where soldiers stayed for rest and relaxation.
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Sam T. Thomas oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH248
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Thomas' time in the military; story of how his replacement was killed in action; issues associated with his marriage not recognized by the U.S. government; information on an internment camp for conscientious objectors in Ark. that was destroyed by a tornado and later became a German POW camp.
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Stanley C. Heidenreich oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH333
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Heidenreich's experiences: crossing the Po River to Lake Garda; getting German soldiers out of a tunnel; interdependence the military had; staying in a Italian hotel that had formerly been used as a German medical station; trip to Venice at the end of the war.
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Stuart S. Elkind oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH326
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Elkind's experiences: being a mail clerk, rifleman and radio/wire man while with the 10th Mountain Division; battle at della Torraccia; responsibilities as a radio/wire man; repairing wires that were blown up from shelling during the battle at Mount della Torraccia; meeting a German soldier while filling canteen.
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Thomas P. Mooney oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH338
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Mooney's experiences: atmosphere of the 10th Mountain Division; battles near Mount Belvedere, Lake Garda, and della Terraccia; death of Colonel Darby and meeting German soldiers at Brenner Pass; German weaponry.
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William H. Julian oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH247
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Julian's volunteering for service at age 17; transport experience aboard the USS Argentina and landing in Naples, Italy; difficulty with skiing; rock climbing lessons; arriving by train in Pisa, Italy; Riva Ridge: weather, climbing, counterattacks, death of Fernandez, wounds received; hospitalization; nightmares; picking up supplies in Campiano; capturing German soldiers in the Po Valley; involvement with the national...
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