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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.

Dates: Check date

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

 Collection
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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Paul C. Kitchen oral history

 Collection
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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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

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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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 Drennan oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH399
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Drennan's experiences and being a member of the 10th Mountain Division for only a short period of time. The bulk of the interview concerns Drennan's role with the 120th Medical Evacuation Hospital; condition of and care for sick and dying concentration camp prisoners; Buchenwald concentration camp; role of Dachau; scattering of prisoners over southeast Bavaria.

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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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