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Paul Joseph Perrault oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH405
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Perrault's experiences: being assigned to the engineering division and training received at Camp Hale, Colo.; how training applied to building a tram up Riva Ridge and its importance for removing wounded soldiers; crossing the Po River and receiving the Silver Star Medal for saving his wounded Sergeant; becoming a member of the US Ski Team and competing in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.

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Paul R. Lafferty and John Skillern oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH224
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about the 10th Mountain Division: the origins of the 10th Mountain Division; Lafferty and Skillern discuss prominent people in early days of skiing and the origins of the Mountain Training Center (the first choice was actually Henry Lake, Wyo.). They also discuss testing of mountain equipment, clothing and rations; training other combat troops in rock climbing and mountaineering skills

Dates: circa 1987

Paul R. Lafferty oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH223
Scope and Contents The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Lafferty's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division: cowboy and mountaineer experience prior to entering the Army; experiences in the Mountain Training Center, in the 87th Infantry Regiment, and as commander of Company A, 86th Battalion; building and establishment of Camp Hale, Colo.; testing of new snow equipment; and at one time was put in charge of 25 mules, two horses and the K-9 group. He also...
Dates: no date

Percy A. Rideout oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH369
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Rideout's experiences: growing up in Mass. and coaching the Dartmouth ski team; entering the army and graduating from Officers Candidates School; being assigned to Camp Hale and the "D" series training; traveling to Alta and Aspen to ski; traveling to Italy and Livorno; being assigned to Company F to replace a wounded officer; time spent in local villages prior to Riva Ridge offensive; snow caves; April offensive and being...
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Pierson M. Ralph oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH430
Scope and Contents

The interview provide personal observation about Pierson's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division: joining the military while at the Colorado School of Mines; applied directly to the mountain troops; describes the communication system as used during combat; being injured while on Riva Ridge and being taken to the aid station and experiences in the hospital; experiences at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; how he spent time waiting for discharge.

Dates: no date

Ralph W. "Gus" Ball oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH392
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Ball's experiences: being a member of the 87th Mountain Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. after graduating from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.; working with other college graduates from schools with ski teams; landing at Kiska Island; sent to N.H. to teach rock climbing and learning Norwegian; life and teaching skiing at Cooper Mountain, Camp Hale, Colo.; "D" series; time at Camp Swift, Tex. and deployment to...
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Raymond C. Josephson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH288
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Josephson's experiences: being a skier and having Minnie Dole tell him about the formation of the National Ski Patrol; serving on air bases in Fla., Mass., and R.I. before joining the 10th Mountain Division; travel to Camp Hale and Fort Ord for the preparation of the invasion of Kiska Island; condition and activities at Kiska, friendly fire, casualties; returning to Camp Hale and participating in the "D" series; searchlight...
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Raymond F. Farley oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH377
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Farley's experiences: volunteering and enlistment at Fort Dix prior to going to Camp Hale in June 1943; time at Camp Hale; time off and skiing at Cooper Mountain; value of religion and discipline during difficult situations; physical issues related to the transport of ski equipment; superior artillery of the Germans and superiority of the American air power; impact of the reunion trip on his memories.

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Raymond M. Zelina oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH310
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Zelina's experiences: being a career army member, who also served in Korea; value and characteristics of mules; Italy, and being hospitalized because of contracting yellow jaundice; psychology being the training of soldiers; role of veterans in organizations.

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Richard C. Johnson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH287
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Johnson's experiences: joining the Mountain Troops prior to the formation of the 10th Mountain Division; being an ROTC commissioned officer from N.M.; serving as a ski trainer at Camp Hale; Kiska Island invasion; good military training at Camp Swift, Tex.; sailing to Italy on the USS West Point; officer's view of war activities at Mount Gorgolesco, Belvedere, and the Po Valley; being promoted to Executive Officer at Po...
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Richard C. Over oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH231
Scope and Contents Copy of interview originally broadcast on Denver, Colo. radio station KMVP's Radio Ski Show. The interview provides information and personal observations about Over's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: making of the television documentary: Soldiers of the Summit, produced by KRMA, Channel 6, which was shown on Colorado Adventures, and later nationally on PBS; skiing background prior to entering the Army; organization, training, and equipping of the 10th Mountain...
Dates: 1990s

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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Richard S. McCrudden oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH394
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about McCrudden's experiences: being introduced to skiing at a very young age in N.H.; attending Middlebury College and being on the school's ski team; being drafted; teaching rock climbing and skiing at Camp Hale; starting a ski school at the camp; skiing at Camp Hale; not being transferred with the 10th Mountain Division to Camp Swift, Tex.; staying at Camp Hale and developing a ski school; continuing his education after the war...
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Robert A. Wiebel oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH305
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Wiebel's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division after meeting with Minnie Dole; arrival and training at Camp Hale, Colo. in March 1943; being quarantined with other soldiers with mumps and measles; being removed from active duty and transferred to Special Services because of an existing shoulder injury; role with Special Services, being a singer, organizing entertainment, "Hale and Hearty" production and...
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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 J. Harris oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH332
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Harris' experiences: being a medic during the battle for Mount Belvedere; the role of a medic during the war in Italy; first casualty on Riva Ridge; transporting medical equipment up the mountain; medical aid stations; being injured on a rock wall.

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Robert J. Jardine oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH285
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Jardine's experiences as a skier during high school in Calif. and joining the 10th Mountain Division with letters of recommendation; training and leisure time in Camp Hale, Colo.; being wounded on Riva Ridge and transfer to a hospital for surgery; recovery time until the end of the war; going to Glacier School in Austria after the war; influences on his life.

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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 L. Chester oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH323
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Chester's experiences: basic training at Ft. Breckenridge, Ky.; training with his twin brother, Reginald F. Chester at Camp Hale, Colo.; loosing contact with his brother after arriving in Italy; his brother being wounded in action during the Apennines and Po RIver campaigns on April 23, 1945; his life in general.

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Robert N. Frauson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH212
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and Frauson's personal observations about the training and equipping of the 10th Mountain Division personnel -- remembrances of the battle of Riva Ridge -- ski areas started by former members of the 10th after the war.

Dates: TBD

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...
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Robert R. Krumm oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH368
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Krumm's experiences: (DVD1) being a football player, but not a skier while at Dartmouth College; officer's training at Ft. Benning; working closely with Lieutenant Colonel Henry J. "Hank" Hampton; strategy for Riva Ridge; Sand Table developed by Wilson Ware; (DVD2) wartime and the quality of soldiers; Mt. Belvedere operations; climbing and the tunnels in Italy; (DVD3) important of artillery; role of mules; World Trade Center...
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Robert S. Goyer oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH366
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Goyer's experiences: encounter with the Germans; friends Abner Schwartz, Ed Harris; hotel at Riva Ridge and a short confrontations with Yugoslavian soldiers; professional life after the war ended; meeting Senator Robert and Mrs. Dole on a trip to Italy; the gratefulness of the Italian people.

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Robert S. Johnson oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH312
Scope and Contents The interviews provides information and personal observations about Johnson's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division because of an article in Life Magazine; types of people who were in the early Division; being a Staff Sergeant with the 87th Infantry Regiment assigned to the message center; responsibility for coding and encoding messages; mentor and lifelong friend, Henry Moscow; incidents crossing the Po River and surrender of 6 German soldiers; discharge procedure at Camp...
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Robert W. MacDonald oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH371
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about MacDonald's experiences: role of the 10th Mountain Division and the importance of training; German strategy in Italy; gaps in communication and the friction this caused between officers and front line soldiers (DVD1) -- role of specialized troops and development of the 10th Mountain Division; being a soldier in Italy and differences between Camp Hale and Italy; why Italy was called the "Forgotten Front"; war in general from...
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Robert W. Parker oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH342
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Parkers experiences: time growing up; joining the National Ski Patrol; training at Camp Hale, Colo., skiing and the "D" series; Kiska Island; trip to Italy aboard USS the West Point; attack at Riva Ridge; campaigns at Mount Belvedere, Malandrone Pass, Monte Serra; having dental work done in an apple orchard; post war experiences in skiing; founding Vale, Colo. Ski Resort with Pete Seibert; being publisher of Skiing...
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Robert W. Yank oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH389
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Yank's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division with 3 letters of recommendation while a reservist at the University of California; skiing and rock climbing at Camp Hale; training in Italy concerning booby traps and removing mines; climbing on Mount Belvedere; assault and attack on Hill 913 and being in a foxhole; German surrenders during advancement on the Po River; Mussolini's villa on Lake Garda and time spent there...
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Robert W. Yank oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH358
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Yank's experiences: crossing Lake Garda on a DUKW and staying Mussolini's villa; close call on Hill 913 and how received the Bronze Star medal; being a ski and rock climbing instructor at Camp Hale, Colo.

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Rolf W. Guthey oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH331
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Guthey's experiences: locations in Italy where he fought; crossing the Po River.

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Ruso H. Perkins oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH343
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Perkins' experiences: basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; time spent at Kiska Island, Alaska; working in the supply room issuing clothing, food, rifles, bedding, etc.; carrying supplies in a trailer in Italy and crossing the Po River; devastation in Italy during the war.

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Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. 147
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