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Hassell G. Vass oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH404
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Vass' experiences: personal background and basic training at Ft. Bliss; circumstances around joining the 10th Mountain Division; arrival at Camp Hale and time spent with wife; "D" series; furlough prior to transport to Italy; poverty in Naples; time at Villa outside Pisa; arrival at Riva Ridge, seeing Selwin Alexander's death; being wounded at Castel D'Aiano and hospital stay; transport back to the US aboard a hospital ship;...
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Henry C. Klingman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH311
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Klingman's experiences: traveling, food service, and accommodations; being wounded in Italy, hospital stay; meeting German prisoners at the end of the war.

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Herbert Schneider oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH346
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Schneider's experiences: trip to Italy from Newport News, Va.; belief that the Division helped bring the war to an end more quickly; after the war ended, his return to his place of birth in Austria.

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Howard Harvey oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH283
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Harvey's experiences as a Canadian citizen living in the U.S.; inability to enlist; being drafted into the 87th Infantry; Kiska operations, weather, losses; opportunity to transfer to Canadian military; as a radio operator, his advanced communications training at Ft. Benning, Ga.; missing the "D" series at Camp Hale; working as a radio man in Italy; the death of two Army chaplains; Italian family he stayed with toward the end...
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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...
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Jack C. Culbreath oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH382
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Culbreath's experiences: working as a naturalist at Yosemite National Park and deciding to join the 10th Mountain Division; basic training and officers candidate school; arriving in Italy and climbing Riva Ridge at night; assault on Belvedere in February 1945 and 923 casualties; meeting an Italian family and sharing rations; getting around Lake Garda in rubber rafts; being sick in the Po Valley from contaminated water and...
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James A. Goodwin oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH214
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Goodwin's extensive mountaineering background, which qualified him for the 10th Mountain Division, -- experience in training mountain climbing to personnel of other Army units, at locations in Va., Camp Hale, and W.Va. -- training four to five hundred soldiers from 12 army Divisions -- techniques and equipment he used as well as his personal experiences in training Army personnel in mountaineering techniques -- his off-duty...
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James N. Bray oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH318
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Bray's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division.

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James Richard Rogers oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH345
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Rogers' experiences: being wounded at Mount della Torraccia and enemy fire; being transported to a medical station and conditions there; working for McDonald Douglas after the war.

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James Vincent Keck oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH380
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Keck's experiences: basic training at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. and being a member of the rifle group; training with the Army Air Corp but unable to find a permanent assignment; joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. just before the Division moved to Camp Swift, Tex.; travel to Italy aboard the West Point and landing in Naples; time in Italy at Riva Ridge, Mt. Belvedere; time in a German trench on top of Belvedere...
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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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John B. Woodard oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH356
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Woodward's experiences: ski training at Mt. Rainier and his role as head of the ski school; experimentation with ski equipment and techniques; how skiing techniques were used at Camp Hale, Colo.; ski instruction films made by Otto Lang; experiences in Italy with an abandoned German tank; racing for the University of Washington after the war.

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John B. Woodward oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH307
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Williams' experiences: training with the 41st Division at Mt. Rainer; manufacture and design of ski clothing and equipment; volunteering for the 10th Mountain Division being formed at Camp Hale, Colo.; early types of skis used and how skiers were rated at Camp Hale; during Italian campaigns, none of the American ski equipment was sent over, so soldiers used Italian equipment; being in the ski equipment business after the...
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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 H. Weaver Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH304
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Weaver's experiences: time at Camp Hale, Colo. and Italy; Task Force Duff and the approach to the Po River.

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John Imbrie oral history

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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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John P. Litchfield oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH396
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Litchfield's experiences: as a member of the ski team and 1939 graduating class at Dartmouth College; working at Sun Valley before WW2; basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; training at Camp Hale, Colo. and the "D" series; relationship between enlisted men and officers; troop make-up in Italy; experiences with the development of the ski industry in Aspen after the war.

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John P. Litchfield oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH370
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Litchfield's experiences: (DVD1) background prior to joining the 10th Mountain Division; officer's training at Fort Benning; reasons for joining the 10th Mountain Division; beginning of Camp Hale; types of men at Camp Hale; uniqueness of Camp Hale and how training made the soldiers stronger; moratorium on publicity when the division arrived in Italy; move from Company Commander to liaison officer; role of liaison officer;...
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John W. Tripp oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH393
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Tripp's experiences: being discharged from the Army Air Corps for poor eyesight; joining the 10th Mountain Division as a member of Company L of the 87th Infantry Regiment; being a Technical Sergeant in the mortar section; meeting his wife and the role of wives to enlisted men; from Camp Hale to Kiska Island and return to Camp Hale; skiing experience before and during his time at Camp Hale; travel to Italy; being wounded at...
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Kenneth A. MacDonald oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH420
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about MacDonald's experiences: background at Dartmouth and Harvard Law School and reasons for joining the 10th Mountain Division; time and conditions at Camp Hale, Colo. and Camp Swift, Tex.; wife's involvement; incidences in Italy, especially Mt. Belvedere; April Offensive and being wounded, aid station and hospital experiences; narratives by Alfred Simo and Harold McAfee; death of friend Lorenz Koehler; post war activities and...
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Kenneth L. Stayton oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH352
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Stayton's experiences: being a Army reservist and being called into action at Mt. Belvedere; meeting a young German officer in a fox hole; walking from the mountains to the Po Valley; Italian nationals providing wine; mules arriving at Camp Swift, Tex.

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LaVern O. Trepp oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH238
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about his correspondence written during military service: early skiing experience, and experiences as a member of the 87th Mountain Division; post-war activities.

Dates: no date

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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Leo P. Hanf oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH448
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Hanf's experiences during WWII and the 10th Mountain Division.

Dates: TBD

Lyle G. Munson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH387
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Munson's experiences: drawn to the 10th Mountain Division because he had been a competitive skier in high school; Torge Torkle was his hero and subsequent friend; skiing in boys class tournaments; experiences at Riva Ridge, particularly at Mount Mancinello and Mount Cappel Buso; encountering German troops and taking prisoners; notching his rifle whenever he shot a German soldier; March 3 offensive when Torge Torkle and Art...
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Manfred G. Wuerslin oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH357
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Wuerslin's experiences: being a student at Northwestern University where he joined the reserves and later the 10th Mountain Division; interest in skiing and the out-of-doors; his cousin in the German army; time at Mt. Belvedere and combat on Hill 913; spa where he spent time before the April 1945 offensive; being wounded in action prior to crossing the Po River; visiting Italian cities after the war and the positive...
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Marlin H. Wineberg oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH449
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations Wineberg's experiences: Disk 1 Basic training -- Disk 2 Basic training, transfer to Camp Hale -- Disk 3 Camp Hale -- Disk 4 Camp Swift through first battles in Italy -- Disk 5 Various stories -- Disk 6 Various stories -- Disk 7 End of war in Italy and return to U.S. -- Disk 8 End of war and at home -- Disk 9 Camp Swift, Tex. -- Disk 10 Letters sent home -- Disk 11 Letters sent home. Disks vary in length from 24 to 60 minutes each;...
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Maurice E. "Speed" Murphy oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH340
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Murphy's experiences: duties as a Staff Sergeant and responsibilities in caring for the soldiers assigned to him; being awarded the Soldier's Medal for saving several soldiers at Campo Tizzoro; impact the 10th Mountain Division had on the Italian front.

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