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Jack C. Culbreath oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH382
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Culbreath's experiences: working as a naturalist at Yosemite National Park and deciding to join the 10th Mountain Division; basic training and officers candidate school; arriving in Italy and climbing Riva Ridge at night; assault on Belvedere in February 1945 and 923 casualties; meeting an Italian family and sharing rations; getting around Lake Garda in rubber rafts; being sick in the Po Valley from contaminated water and...
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James A. Goodwin oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH214
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Goodwin's extensive mountaineering background, which qualified him for the 10th Mountain Division, -- experience in training mountain climbing to personnel of other Army units, at locations in Va., Camp Hale, and W.Va. -- training four to five hundred soldiers from 12 army Divisions -- techniques and equipment he used as well as his personal experiences in training Army personnel in mountaineering techniques -- his off-duty...
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James N. Bray oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH318
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Bray's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division.

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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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James Vincent Keck oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH380
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Keck's experiences: basic training at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. and being a member of the rifle group; training with the Army Air Corp but unable to find a permanent assignment; joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. just before the Division moved to Camp Swift, Tex.; travel to Italy aboard the West Point and landing in Naples; time in Italy at Riva Ridge, Mt. Belvedere; time in a German trench on top of Belvedere...
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John A. Hendron oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH400
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Hendron's experiences: being an avid skier at Camp McCoy and deciding to join the ski troops; capabilities as a skier at Camp Hale; landing and experiences at Kiska Island, Alaska; "Collette Long Knives" named after Lt. Collette; unreported positions led to mass killings due to friendly fire; death of Lt. Funk; weather and environment on Kiska Island; writing a newspaper for the Ski Troops; making a delivery behind enemy...
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John A. Hill oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH284
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Hill's experiences about being drafted at 18 and basic training in a machine gun unit in Calif.; being assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and his first impressions of Camp Hale; unable to complete "D" series due to frostbite; being assigned as needed to different regiments, but fought with the 86th Infantry Regiment in Italy; impressions of being in the service.

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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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John B. Woodward oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH307
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Williams' experiences: training with the 41st Division at Mt. Rainer; manufacture and design of ski clothing and equipment; volunteering for the 10th Mountain Division being formed at Camp Hale, Colo.; early types of skis used and how skiers were rated at Camp Hale; during Italian campaigns, none of the American ski equipment was sent over, so soldiers used Italian equipment; being in the ski equipment business after the...
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John H. Caster oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH436
Scope and Contents

Collection contains two interviews recorded on two audiocassettes: 1. Provides information and personal observations about Caster's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II (January 11, 1993) -- 2. Contains comments about the Vail Ski Trooper statue project (May 23, 1995).

Dates: January 11, 1993; May 23, 1995

John H. Weaver Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH304
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Weaver's experiences: time at Camp Hale, Colo. and Italy; Task Force Duff and the approach to the Po River.

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John Imbrie oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH409
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Imbrie's experiences: basic training and joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex.; importance of mountain training at Riva Ridge; battles in Italy prior to the arrival of the 10th Mountain Division; Mt. Belvedere and Riva Ridge, Gen. Hays strategy and orders; German soldiers, artillery advantage, importance of artillery in warfare;' battles at Torraccia, Castel D'Aiano, della Spe; high casualties on Hill 913;...
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John P. Litchfield oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH396
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Litchfield's experiences: as a member of the ski team and 1939 graduating class at Dartmouth College; working at Sun Valley before WW2; basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; training at Camp Hale, Colo. and the "D" series; relationship between enlisted men and officers; troop make-up in Italy; experiences with the development of the ski industry in Aspen after the war.

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John P. Litchfield oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH370
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Litchfield's experiences: (DVD1) background prior to joining the 10th Mountain Division; officer's training at Fort Benning; reasons for joining the 10th Mountain Division; beginning of Camp Hale; types of men at Camp Hale; uniqueness of Camp Hale and how training made the soldiers stronger; moratorium on publicity when the division arrived in Italy; move from Company Commander to liaison officer; role of liaison officer;...
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John W. Tripp oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH393
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Tripp's experiences: being discharged from the Army Air Corps for poor eyesight; joining the 10th Mountain Division as a member of Company L of the 87th Infantry Regiment; being a Technical Sergeant in the mortar section; meeting his wife and the role of wives to enlisted men; from Camp Hale to Kiska Island and return to Camp Hale; skiing experience before and during his time at Camp Hale; travel to Italy; being wounded at...
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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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Leo J. Kohlman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH221
Scope and Contents The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Kohlman's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division: civilian background as a working cowboy, rodeo performer and skier; entered the Army at age 30, immediately volunteered for the ski troops and was assigned to the 87th Regiment as an armorer in the supply unit; participated in the Kiska operation, and relates experiences including thoughts on the friendly fire episode, poor leadership and various...
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Leo P. Hanf oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH448
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Hanf's experiences during WWII and the 10th Mountain Division.

Dates: TBD

Lyle G. Munson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH387
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Munson's experiences: drawn to the 10th Mountain Division because he had been a competitive skier in high school; Torge Torkle was his hero and subsequent friend; skiing in boys class tournaments; experiences at Riva Ridge, particularly at Mount Mancinello and Mount Cappel Buso; encountering German troops and taking prisoners; notching his rifle whenever he shot a German soldier; March 3 offensive when Torge Torkle and Art...
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Marlin H. Wineberg oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH449
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations Wineberg's experiences: Disk 1 Basic training -- Disk 2 Basic training, transfer to Camp Hale -- Disk 3 Camp Hale -- Disk 4 Camp Swift through first battles in Italy -- Disk 5 Various stories -- Disk 6 Various stories -- Disk 7 End of war in Italy and return to U.S. -- Disk 8 End of war and at home -- Disk 9 Camp Swift, Tex. -- Disk 10 Letters sent home -- Disk 11 Letters sent home. Disks vary in length from 24 to 60 minutes each;...
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Maurice E. "Speed" Murphy oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH340
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Murphy's experiences: duties as a Staff Sergeant and responsibilities in caring for the soldiers assigned to him; being awarded the Soldier's Medal for saving several soldiers at Campo Tizzoro; impact the 10th Mountain Division had on the Italian front.

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Milton F. Soucek oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH350
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Soucek's experiences: climb to the top of Belvedere; friendly fire; leadership of Lt. Tiesmaki.

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Nancy Tarter Oral History

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Identifier: OH237
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Nancy Tarter experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: Nancy worked in the Signal Corps but had worked for the Associated Press as a telephone/telegraph operator -- she recalls one story of her husband sneaking back from a training exercise to spend a night with her, which was a court martial offense; .being assigned to Alamogordo, N.M. she wrote the first story, dictated to her by General Arnold, about...
Dates: 1994

Nathan E. Morrell oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH378
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Morrell's experiences: joining the Division as a skier with 3 letters of recommendation; teaching skiing at Camp Hale; snow journey from Leadville to Aspen, Colo.; skiers as soldiers and relationship with officers; role of medics on the battlefield, aid stations, wounded (Part1); role of medic on battlefield; casualty rate in Italy, Belvedere, and April offensive; aid station at Castel D'Aiano; German sniper (Part2);...
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Neal P. McKinstry oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH403
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about McKinstry's experiences: personal background and joining the Army; officer's candidate school and teaching map reading and math; joined the 10th Mountain Division; being sent to Ft. Bliss for target practice; participation in the "D" series in terms of clothing and movement; chemical warfare school at Rocky Mountain Arsenal; time at Camp Swift, Tex., renaming of anti-aircraft battalion to anti-tank battalion; transport to...
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Norma Harter oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH282
Scope and Contents The interview was conducted with Lawrence Harter's wife, Norma Jean Harter. Mrs. Harter provides information and personal observations about her husband's time with the 10th Mountain Division; how the couple met and married; Lawrence Harter's membership in the National Ski Patrol and learning of the 10th Mountain Division from Minnie Dole; completing his basic training at Camp Upton, N.Y.; travel to Camp Hale, Colo.; being injured while a member of the 90th Infantry Regiment; serving in...
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Norman W. Dorsey Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH361
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Dorsey's experiences: joining the Division at Camp Roberts and being sent to the Aleutian Islands; after Kiska Island, transfer to Camp Hale and Camp Swift; being wounded in Italy; respect for and leadership qualities of Colonel Fowler; attending the University of Texas and post war career.

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Okey C. Dean tribute

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Identifier: C MSS OH367
Scope and Contents

The documentary provides information and personal observations about William G. Goodge's uncle, Okey C. Dean's personal and army life, his death in Italy: early farm days; Camp Hale; D series; rock climbing; on ship to Alaska; arrival in Italy; climbing Riva Ridge; news of Roosevelt's death; wounded in April offensive; death while attending to a wounded soldier.

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Orville T. Tomky oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH303
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Tomky's experiences: crossing the Po River; armored cars used and casualties; role of Company B at Mount Belvedere; field house that was once located at Camp Hale, bought by a rancher in Carbondale, attending functions held in the field house at the ranch.

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