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Abraham Schwartz oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH347
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Schwartz's experiences: the DUKW sinking at Lake Garda.

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Albert V. Fernandes oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH329
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Fernandes' experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division because of his interest in the out of doors; climb up Riva Ridge; battle that broke out during the ascent and being wounded; being saved by a harmonica and prayer book in his pocket; time recuperating in the hospital; D-Series maneuvers.

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Ann K. Thomas oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH301
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Sam T. Thomas' experiences as told by his wife, Ann K. Thomas: time in the Army, sadness at the death of his replacement in Italy; issues related to the couple's marriage not being recognized by the US Government; internment camp in Ark. destroyed by a tornado, later became a German POW camp.

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Arthur C. Delaney oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH385
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Delaney's experiences: applying through the National Ski Patrol to join the 10th Mountain Division; joining and being assigned to the 87th Infantry Regiment; learning to ski and preparing to go to Kiska Island; landing at Kiska, activity and condition of the island; loss of soldiers from friendly fire; returning to Camp Hale and decision to try to join the Army Air Corps; return to the 87th at Camp Swift, Tex.; battle at...
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Austin J. "Mac" McKenna oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH292
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about McKenna's experiences: training as an engineer to do survey work at Fort Leonard Wood; transfer to the ski troops; Camp Hale in Winter and his assignment to S-2 Section of the Regimental Headquarters; mapping; "D" series training; Camp Swift and working with mules; being shipped to Italy in January 1945; trip to Maresca; drawing up plans for the tramway used to resupply Riva Ridge and to evacuate wounded; artillery barrages;...
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Bernard H. Yett oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH309
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Yett's experiences: skied before joining the 10th Mountain Division as a member of the National Ski Patrol; joining the 10th Mountain Reconnaissance Troop and Mountain Training Group before the 10th Mountain Division was formed; basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. and contracting spinal meningitis; recovery and assignment to Camp Hale, Colo.; teaching rock climbing and other skills; being sent to Camp McCoy, Wis. to teach...
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Blossom Merryman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH293
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The interview provides information and personal observations about John C. Murphy by his daughter, Blossom Merryman: joined the 10th Mountain Division; training at Camp Swift; death at Mt. Belvedere; funeral service held in 1948.

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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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C. Peter Austin oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH315
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Austin's experiences: his responsibilities, duties and administrative tasks of the D-3 operation; traveling with General Ruffner 50 miles behind enemy lines to have a truce agreement signed; delivering a message to Riva Ridge, having a flat tire and encountering Germans along the way and how they helped and the discussions the soldiers had with him.

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Carleton B. Shay oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH388
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Shay recorded his experiences with photographs on a DVD titled "My Life in the Mountain Troops" concerning his: enlistment and entering Camp Hale; basic training; teaching rock climbing during MTG/10th Recon; teaching rock climbing at Camp McCoy, Wis.; return to Camp Hale; Italy.

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Carroll O. Provost oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH344
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Provost's experiences: Camp Hale, Colo. and the weather, carrying rucksacks; combat and relationships with other soldiers.

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Charles A. Murphy Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH362
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Murphy's experiences: being drafted on Freeport, Long Island and making application to join the 10th Mountain Division; acceptance and the beginning of training at Camp Hale in August 1944; being injured during training, recovery; time at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; leaving for Italy from Va. in December 1944; mission to take Della Torraccial and being one of six soldiers to arrive at the top; post war activities in Italy from...
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Charles J. McCarthy oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH397
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The interview is with Charles McCarthy's daughter, Karen Smalls Woodward. She provides information and personal observations about her father's service experiences: role as a replacement soldier with the 10th Mountain Division. Other topics: projects associated with the 10th Mountain Division; Roaring Fork Veterans History Project; raising money and the role of the Aspen Historical Society; legacy of the 10th Mountain Division.

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Clark O. Hitt oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH359
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Hitt's experiences: raid on Pianosinatico and Hill 913; his friend Robert Moresco, time before he was sent to Italy and being killed in action on Hill 913; traveling back to Italy to visit some of the places that remembered from the war; meeting with Moresco's son and daughter in Italy to place a memorial plaque in their father's honor; February 1945 battle to take Belvedere and a wallet he found on a dead German soldier.

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Claude Lewis oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH290
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Lewis' experiences: being in the Army for four years prior to joining the 10th Mountain Division; impressions of Camp Swift, Tex.; being shipped to Italy and landing at Leghorn in December 1944; time in Pisa, and as an artillery observer at Belvedere and Riva Ridge; being first scout on the April 14 offensive; time with an Italian family and how they helped each other; friends he made during the war.

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Cruz F. Rios oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH363
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Rios' experiences: basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. as a member of the mortar group; landing at Kiska Island and staying until December 1943; arriving at Camp Hale in January 1944 and time spent at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; being dispatched to Italy and intense German fire in April 1945; description of a friend who was killed in action; time spent in San Michel after the war.

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Daniel J. Muffoletto oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH439
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Muffoletto's experiences: early life and learning of the start of the war while working as an auto mechanic; joining the Army and basic training in Camp Blanding, Fla.; being sent to Va. and then to Italy; arrival in Naples and conditions; being sick in hospital for 38 days; assignment to rifle company then to headquarters company and work as a telephone lineman; being awarded a Bronze Star Medal; personal experiences during...
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David Dennis Williams oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH306
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Francis E. Williams as told by his son David D. Williams: 10th Mountain Division experiences at Kiska Island, Camp Hale, Colo., and Italy; experiencing Army training, combat, and life in the military and the effect this had on Francis Williams.

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Dillon C. Snell oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH349
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Snell's experiences: training at Camp Hale and handling cold weather; role as a platoon leader; how orders were given and followed during combat; an Italian farmhouse used as an outpost to prevent German soldiers from reaching the Po Valley; current residents (2003) and location for the farmhouse; two soldiers he knew and respected: John WInchester and Ben Duke.

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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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Donald M. Dwyer oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH275
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Dwyer's experience at officer's training school at Fort Benning, Ga. and his decision to join the 10th Mountain Division. His most memorable experiences included his time with the D series at Camp Hale; hist trip to Italy in the USS West Point; combat at Belvedere and the Po River; and, with detail, he describes how wearing his Lt. badge saved his life by deflecting a sniper's bullet. He also describes hist trip home and his...
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Douglas R. Horth oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH441
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Horth's reasons for joining the 10th Mountain division -- role of messenger along with experiences and duties during "D" Series Training and Recreation at Camp Hale -- the battle at Della Torraccia including casualties and experiences -- equipment used in terms of both training and ability -- effect of the 10th Mountain Division experiences on life experience -- fellow soldiers mentioned: William Howell (PFC, 86-I); William...
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Duryea Morton oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH314
Scope and Contents Morton interviews himself, providing personal observations and information about: being a member of the National Ski Patrol and being intrigued by the Finnish-Russian war; learning about the 10th Mountain Division from Minnie Dole; induction at Indian Gap, Pa., basic training at Camp Hale, help with ski instruction; time at Camp Swift, Tex. and being part of the Bugle Corps; travel to Italy aboard the USS West Point, arrival in Italy, being on guard duty, living with an Italian family;...
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Edmund P. Barys oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH317
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Barys' experiences: being trained as a tank destroyer at Ft. Benning; transferring to the 10th Mountain Division; witnessing the burning of an Italian village by German soldiers and subsequent revenge taken on the Germans by the Italians; other atrocities committed by German troops; responsibility of having soldiers in the right positions when entering into battle; how he and other observers located the enemy and received...
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Edward J. Flabetich oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH277
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Flabetich's joining the 10th Mountain Division as a skier. From his induction at Ft. Lewis, Wash. he went directly to Camp Hale, Colo. and describes Sgt. Torger Torkel as a man with a great character. Flabetich later had appendicitis early in his D series activities. He did not have good experiences at Camp Swift, Tex. and left for Italy from Camp Patrick Henry aboard the SS Argentina. Flabetich also discusses poverty in...
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Edward J. "Ted" Little oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH291
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Little's experiences: personal interest in the 10th Mountain Division while in high school, being drafted and applying for the division, letters of recommendation; personal experiences at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; conditions on the USS West Point; nights spent digging fox holes while being shelled by German 88mm artillery at Belvedere; patrols and final experiences at Mount della Spe.

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Edward T. Burda oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH320
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Burda's experiences: most memorable experiences during WWII; how combat affected him; friendships he developed through the 10th Mountain Division.

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Edward T. "Ted" Prentice oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH297
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Prentice's experiences: work with the Forest Service prior to enlistment; being promoted to PFC three times before being "busted" twice; encounter with a coral snake in Tex.; service time in Italy and trip to Paris, France after the war.

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Elwood G. Simms oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH348
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Sims' experiences: combat experiences in Italy.

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Ernest Leroy Tapley Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH353
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Tapley's experiences: work as a ski and rock-climbing instructor; ski and camping trips to Aspen, Colo.; being sent to the Aleutian Islands, training he conducted; equipment and training; teaching survival skills; becoming a director of Outward Bound, training and expected outcomes.

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