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Arthur C. Delaney oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH415
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 2009

Bob Greider oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH278
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Greider's experiences doing high priority research projects impacting petroleum transfer for the war in North Africa; joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo.; working as a ski instructor and umpire for the "D" series; attacks at the Po River and on Mount Belvedere; work locating and removing mines; contacting polio at the end of the war, hospitalization, and other troops from the 10th Mountain Division stricken...
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Donald L. Kitzman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH289
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Kitzman's experiences: enlistment history and basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; being chosen to go with the 87th Infantry Regiment to Kiska Island and amphibian training at Camp Ord; being assigned to Camp Hale; ski training and completing the "D" series; Camp Swift, Tex. and passing the Expert Infantry test; arriving in Italy aboard the USS West Point; unit being assigned to capture the area between Riva Ridge and...
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H. Robert Krear oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH438
Scope and Contents The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Krear's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: early life in Pa. including: elementary and high school, as well as effects of the depression on his family; time at Penn State University and participation on Ski team; joining the military and deciding to stay after early injury; arriving at Camp Hale and the training that took place there; assignment to weapons and rifle platoons; move to...
Dates: 2001

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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