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Calvin F. Paynter oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH435
Scope and Contents

The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Paynter's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.

Dates: 2007

Don Coyte oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH208
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about testing of the 'Weasel", a tracked Army snow vehicle on the Columbian Ice fields in Canada. The Unit received Quonset huts, which they had to assemble on the glacier, this was claimed to be the first assembly of the Quonset hut in a field environment.

Dates: TBD

Francis W. Lovett oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH226
Scope and Contents

The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Lovett's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: time at Camp Hale, service friends, stress, transition to civilian life and post-war career.

Dates: 2003

H. Robert Krear oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH336
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Krear's experiences: Camp Hale, Colo. and training, especially the D-Series; combat operations at Mount Belvedere, Lake Garda and in Italy; fellow soldiers: Stuart Abbott, John WInchester; Italian civilians; DUKW vehicles; Verona liberation; battle for the Po River.

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Hans A. Thompson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH408
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Thompson's experiences: joining the National Ski Patrol with 3 letters of recommendation; training experiences at Camp Hale and the "D" series; how unit climbed to top of Mt. Belvedere and reassurance offered by Gen. Hays; April offensive and taking Hill 913 was worst experience of his life; being in lead company taking Po River and crossing the river; arrival at Lake Garda and welcome in the town of Boccino; guarding bridges...
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Harrison Coleman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH324
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Coleman's experiences: climbing Riva Ridge and the battle that followed.

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Hugh W. Evans oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH328
Scope and Contents

Recorded during a tour of former battle sites near Mount Gorgolesco, the interview provides information and personal observations about Evans' experiences: remains of fox holes, and combat operations that lead to his receiving the Silver Star medal; different locations where conflict took place; trail that extends from Mt. Gorgolesco to della Torraccia; German soldiers surrendering.

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Hunter L. Slugg oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH235
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Slugg's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: mountaineering training; how he scored expert with the BAR during training and being assigned as a BAR man in his unit; unit's arrival in Italy and movement to the front lines relieving British Forces in the Belvedere area; promotion to assistant Squad leader as a Sergeant; experiences during Riva Ridge, Po Valley, Lake Garda and the brief encounter with...
Dates: no date

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 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 Imbrie oral history

 Collection
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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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...
Dates: no date

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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Paul C. Kitchen oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH431
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Kitchen's experiences: being at Camp Hale and Camp Swift, Tex.; arrival at Naples, Italy; confusion among the troops at Belvedere; general overview of time in Italy; at Lake Garda at the end of the war; being part of a force sent to the Italian-Austrian border.

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Paul Joseph Perrault oral history

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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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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

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

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 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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