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Russell L. Swygman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH300
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Swygman's experiences: rifleman replacement to Company K of the 86th Infantry Regiment; crossing the Po River, Lake Garda in Italy; five week cycles the training replacement troops went through; being stationed at Camp Carson, Colo. after the war; discharge from Camp Swift, Tex.

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Samuel J. Morrison oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH339
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Morrison's experiences: training and learning to ski at Camp Hale, Colo.; how engineering skills were useful during the war and being assigned to weapons and demolition; being wounded in Italy on Punchbowl Hill; traveling back to the Virginia on a medical ship; being a charter member of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division.

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Seymour Z. Cohen oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH364
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Cohen's experiences: being part of a veterinary detachment; guard duty where sheep were mistaken for German soldiers; having little experiences with weapons; care of mules in Italy; comparison of current Army with the Infantry of 1945 as concerns technology and training.

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Stan and Jean Cummings oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH401
Scope and Contents The interview was conducted with Jean Cummings in September 2000 as part of a documentary on people active in WWII. Jean A. (Bruce) Cummings was born in Summit, N.J. in 1918. She was a graduate of Brown University (1940), Northwestern University (M.S. 1942). She joined her husband, Stan Cummings at Camp Hale, Colo. in 1943 where she worked as a histopathologist. Jean Cummings provides information and personal observations about both her and her husband's experiences: how they met; activities...
Dates: 2000

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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Steve P. Knowlton oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH217
Scope and Contents

The interview is conducted by Martha Teichner, CBS Network commentator, provides information and personal observations about Knowlton's experiences: influence of the European ski stars in the 10th Mountain Division; what made the 10th an elite unit; experiences in combat; and his achievements after the war including competing in the Winter Olympics in France after the war.

Dates: 1990s

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 B. Stewart oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH381
Scope and Contents Stewart was interviewed about his experiences by Kate Bausler (KTOO TV) at his home in Alaska: war in Italy and strategy behind taking Riva Ridge and Mt. Belvedere; crossing the Po River and circumstances around receiving the Silver Star medal; battle at the end of the war and the terms of surrender for the Germans (DVD1) -- time at Ft. Benning and joining the ski troops in Alaska; becoming a certified ski instructor and rock climbing instruction at Ft. Edwards, Mass., and in N.H.; teaching...
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Thomas Bacher oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH410
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Bacher's experiences, he illustrates his comments with sketches he drew during his time in Italy documenting the events: during the Spiazzi attack; Po River; climbing Belvedere; strategic nature of crossing the Po River in effort to slow German advance; attending a funeral for a General; death of Sgt. Louis O. Brown, being a pallbearer at his funeral in Portland, Ore.;

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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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Uno Isaacson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH384
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Isaacson's experiences: basic training Tex. and being selected for the 10th Mountain Division because he was too light for the air divisions; arrival at Camp Hale, Colo. and participation in the "D" series and frost bite on his feet; being eligible for disability; experiences in Italy at Belvedere, Pietra Colore, and Castel d'Aiano; coming upon a German tank; influences on his life.

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Upshur Berkley Ellis oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH327
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Ellis experiences training with the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo.: D-Series maneuvers; participation in the Battle of Bulge.

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Vernon F. Jessen oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH286
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Jessen's experiences: during basic training at Camp Carson, Colo.; joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex.; 8 day voyage to Italy aboard the USS West Point; trip from Pisa to Naples; time in combat with details about climbing mountains, meeting and killing a German officer; transferring a wounded solider out of harm's way; assigned to Trieste after the war, and side trips to Venice and the Riviera; end of...
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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...
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Wally Barkeen oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH259
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Barkeen's service at Ft. Lewis, Wa. and his interview for the 87th Mountain Infantry; his time as a Company Commander at Camp Hale; training programs he developed for officers and enlisted men; after arriving in Italy about his transfer from the 10th Mountain Division to HQ of the 6th Army; time in Southern France working the war room at Heidelberg when Germany surrendered; later service as Battery Commander at the American...
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Walter M. Chapman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH322
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Chapman's experiences: being a member of F Company, 86th Infantry Regiment, later as head of a communication platoon in Italy; two years service before joining the 10th Mountain Division; radio operator training at Camp Breckenridge, Ky.; OCS training at Ft. Benning, Ga.; characteristics of leadership in the military; being affected by altitude at Camp Hale, Colo.; becoming head of communications platoon; encounter with...
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Walter R. Cook oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH386
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Cook's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division with letters of recommendation; 86th Infantry and transfer to Headquarters Company; impressions of activities at Camp Hale and daily operations at HQ; time off at Steamboat Springs; destruction and poverty in Naples, Italy; being a guard for HQ at Camp Tizzoro and how little was known about what was happening at the front; camaraderie, spirit and values of the 10th...
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Warren D. Elmer oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH373
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Elmer's experiences: first choice for military service was the Navy; head of his ski team recommended him to the 10th Mountain Division; basic training at Ft. Walters, Tex.; arrival at Camp Hale, ability to type, assignment to supply group in HQ; taking notes in the snow during the "D" series; role in Italy taking notes, typing reports, taking dictation; knowledge of activities at Belvedere and Riva Ridge from typing reports;...
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Webster G. Barnett oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH360
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Banett's experiences: being a squad leader of 30 men whose role was to support the line companies; enlistment at Camp McCoy, Wisc. and basic training at Camp Hale, Colo.; transition from Camp Hale to Camp Swift, Tex.; sailing from Camp Patrick Henry to Italy and being on KP duty; mission to support the line troops by building bridges and recovering bodies; being entertained by an Italian family and staying in contact with...
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Webster G. Barnett oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH374
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Barnett's experiences: highest rank achieved as Buck Sergeant; arrival at Camp Hale and his impressions of deep snow, mountains, etc.; Captain Henry Brendemihl, Episcopal Priest; training and being assigned to a power and demolition squad; poverty witnessed when he arrived in Naples; Christmas communion held in an orphanage in Naples; "Bouncing Betty" minefields; time at Riva Ridge when German POWs opened fire; how different...
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Weldon A. Chase oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH372
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Chase's experiences: being injured 3 times during combat in Italy and returning to the line; mission at Mt. Belvedere.

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Wendell D. Gugler oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH279
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Gugler's decision to join the 10th Mountain Division, time spent in Colo., friends and activities at Camp Hale; service in Italy, combat at Mount Belvedere, soldiers killed in action and changes this caused, replacement soldiers; reunions attended.

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William A. "Bill" Morrison oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH295
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Morrison's experiences: basic training at Camp Hale and personal observations; exchanging positions with a fellow soldier, Peterson, who was later killed; stopping in battle to help wounded soldiers; post war activities and working with youth.

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William A. Farrow Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH276
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and Farrow's personal observations about being a high school skier in SW Colo. who signed up for the Army Specialized Training Program at Camp Walter, Tex. so he could train to be an engineer. The program was soon canceled after his arrival and Farrow requested that he join the 10th Mountain Division. He discusses his training at Camp Hale, first in the machine squad, later as a radioman, before being switched to working with the animal section. Farrow left...
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William D. Parker oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH365
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Parker's experiences: basic training in Tex.; volunteering for the 10th Mountain Division and being assigned at Camp Swift, Tex. in November 1944; trip across the Atlantic Ocean en route to Naples, Italy.

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William J. Speirs oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH351
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Speirs' experiences: contracting yellow fever at Ft. Lewis, Wash.; digging a trench from the Apennines to Lake Garda; being a mail clerk; being at a farmhouse when it was being shelled; the end of the war.

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William P. Lehman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH225
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Lehman's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: two stories related to combat; humorous experiences; trips he made during R&R.

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William R. Brown oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH319
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Brown's experiences: basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and time spent at Ft. Benning, Ga., and Ft. Lewis, Wash.; training standards and discipline at Camp Hale, Colo.; uniqueness of soldiers, skiing experience; leadership characteristics of General Hays; transfer of mules from Camp Hale to Camp Swift, Tex.; being pinned down at della Torraccia and being wound in action, receiving the Silver Star; role in the development of...
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William R. "Sarge" Brown, Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH395
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Brown's experiences: learning to ski as a child in Idaho; enlisting in the Army after Pearl Harbor; basic training in Georgia at Ft.Lewis; being assigned to Camp Hale and description of training; being a weapons platoon sergeant at Camp Swift; going to Italy and time in Austria after the Germans surrendered; being deployed to Korea from Ft. Carson in June 1950; being asked by Minnie Dole to develop a Mountain Training Center...
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