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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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Ernest J. Davis oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH249
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Davis' basic training at Camp Hale, Colo.; the horse cavalry and horses being used in battle at Mt. Sigliano and Riva Ridge where their primary role was patrolling and locating mine fields; how German horses was superior to Italian; celebrations at the end of the war; role of the British battalion in Italy; career as a professional in military training after the war; assignment to Saudi Arabia in 1965.
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Ernest Leroy Tapley Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH353
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Tapley's experiences: work as a ski and rock-climbing instructor; ski and camping trips to Aspen, Colo.; being sent to the Aleutian Islands, training he conducted; equipment and training; teaching survival skills; becoming a director of Outward Bound, training and expected outcomes.
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Eugene Keskimaki oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH406
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Keskimaki's experiences: being a Staff Sergeant; working primarily as a cook; time at Kiska Island and Japanese army leaving rice; fishing and using hand grenades; soldiers loosing their teeth after drinking contaminated water; being wounded in Italy in the back; personal stories.
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George H. Rosenfield oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH442
Scope and Contents This oral history is an interview with George Rosenfield's son, Andrew. Andrew Rosenfield discusses information related to him by his father about the 10th Mountain division: breaking the gothic line leading to the Po Valley from the Apennines. Andrew Rosenfield also mentions a friendship between his father and James Rogers, also a member of 85-E.
Dates: 2013

Glenn W. Brown oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH251
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and Brown's personal observations about joining the 10th Mountain Division as a replacement soldier; discusses the attack on the day President Roosevelt died; lack of training for mountain warfare; some battles, in particular when Cpt. Rideout was killed; entering a German bunker during surrender.
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Harris Dusenbery oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH325
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Dusenbery's experiences: early life; training at Camp Hale, Colo.; D-Series maneuvers, combat experiences in Italy.
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John B. Woodard oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH356
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Woodward's experiences: ski training at Mt. Rainier and his role as head of the ski school; experimentation with ski equipment and techniques; how skiing techniques were used at Camp Hale, Colo.; ski instruction films made by Otto Lang; experiences in Italy with an abandoned German tank; racing for the University of Washington 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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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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Richard G. Trier oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH355
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Trier's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Ord, Calif.; being on Riva Ridge and artillery fire at a German out house.
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Robert D. Carlson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH321
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Carlson's experiences: prior to the war, being a member of the National Ski Patrol; training at Camp Hale and getting into trouble for making a "wise crack"; quality of the members of the Division; how climbing skills contributed to the taking of Riva Ridge; time in Italy, Switzerland, Austrian border, and attending glacier climbing school in Austria after the war.
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Robert Duvall oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH246
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Duvall's role as a replacement soldier with the 85th Infantry Regiment including his perceptions of the soldiers who were already members and had trained with the 10th Mountain Division as skiers; his transport to Naples, Italy aboard the SS Monticello.
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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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Robert Pyle Thompson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH354
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Thompson's experiences: being a Quaker, but supporting the war effort; training at Camp Hale, Colo.; frostbite and casualties; determining the best route for the battalion to climb Riva Ridge; different routes and the view from Riva Ridge and being able to observe the battle on Mt. Belvedere; mountain battles, counter attacks after the Ridge was secure; almost being killed, earning the Silver Star medal for holding the line on...
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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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Victor T. Eklund oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH375
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Eklund's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division while serving as a member of the Coastal Division of the army infantry after meeting a senior member of the Sierra Club; receiving three letters of recommendation after time at Ft. Lewis; arrival at Camp Hale, Colo.; interaction between enlisted men and officers; acting as liaison between the 85th and 86th Infantry Regiments; preparing for an attack at Della Torraccia and...
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William C. Turner oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH245
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Turner's lack of comfort with skiing; weather conditions and methods of crossing the Po River; capture of German soldiers at Lake Garda; youthfulness and training of soldiers; how information was relayed to American and German troops that the war had ended; celebration with American and Italian soldiers at war's end.
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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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