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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 war.
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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 and...
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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 Germans...
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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 Mountain...
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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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Warren J. Asa oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH258
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Asa's volunteering for the 10th Mountain Division because he had been rejected from enlisting in the U.S. Navy because of poor eyesight. After basic training in Fl. he transferred to Camp Swift, Tex. where he practiced rifle firing. Asa also described landing in Naples, a battle to secure Sassamolare when his friend, John Compton was killed; being wounded in action at Montepastore during artillery fire; his recovery in a...
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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 them...
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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 C. BRISSE PAPERS

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Identifier: TMD80
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE Photographs and a 16mm silent film depicting 10th Mountain Division soldiers at Camp Hale, Colorado during World War II comprise the bulk of the collection. Limited memorabilia related to the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division completes the collection. SERIES 1 PAPERS 1945-1998 BOX 1 The series contains limited memorabilia, including newspaper clippings, articles, correspondence, a veteran survey and National Association of the 10th...
Dates: 1943-2000

William C. Turner oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH245
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Turner's lack of comfort with skiing; weather conditions and methods of crossing the Po River; capture of German soldiers at Lake Garda; youthfulness and training of soldiers; how information was relayed to American and German troops that the war had ended; celebration with American and Italian soldiers at war's end.
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William D. "Dave" Dean oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH269
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Dean's time as a member of the 86th Infantry Regiment, being ill at Camp Hale, deployment on the ship SS Argentina, visiting Pisa, Italy, locating and dismantling mines, dead German soldiers, crossing Po River, being at Lake Garda at the end of the war, visiting American Cemetery in Florence.
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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 E. Best oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH261
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Bell's use of his rifle, training at Camp Swift, and his experiences with the 86th and 90th Infantry Regiments.
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William H. Bell oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH260
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Bell's Chaplain training at Harvard Univ.; arrival at Camp Hale, Colo. (1944); wartime experiences of counseling soldiers, conducting worship services and funerals, writing letters of condolence; Lake Garda; baptizing soldiers; relationship between Catholic, Protestant and Jewish denominations; his book: Peace in the Valley.
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William H. Julian oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH247
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Julian's volunteering for service at age 17; transport experience aboard the USS Argentina and landing in Naples, Italy; difficulty with skiing; rock climbing lessons; arriving by train in Pisa, Italy; Riva Ridge: weather, climbing, counterattacks, death of Fernandez, wounds received; hospitalization; nightmares; picking up supplies in Campiano; capturing German soldiers in the Po Valley; involvement with the national...
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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 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 at...
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