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Charles D. Hunt oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH216
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Hunt's home environment through Basic Training, Ski School training, Camp Swift and the Italian campaign -- being inducted into the Army and assignment with the 7th Armor Division, during training, his Battalion was disbanded and its personnel assigned to the 90th Mountain Infantry -- training in rock climbing and skiing, and assignment to mule handler duties -- 90th was disbanded and transfer to the 86th Regiment of the 10th...
Dates: TBD

Dan L. Kennerly oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH220
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Kennerly's background, military training and experiences during World War II.

Dates: TBD

Don Coyte oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH208
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about testing of the 'Weasel", a tracked Army snow vehicle on the Columbian Ice fields in Canada. The Unit received Quonset huts, which they had to assemble on the glacier, this was claimed to be the first assembly of the Quonset hut in a field environment.

Dates: TBD

Earl Clark and Richard Over oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH206
Scope and Contents During a radio interview broadcast on Denver station KPOK, Jeanna Waring interviews Earl Clark and Richard Over: discussion as to why a Mountain Infantry Division was formed, who made the decision, who was instrumental in formulating the decision, and when and where it was formed; training, organizing and equipping of the unit are also detailed; the decision to change the initial unit mission in Europe from the liberation of Norway to the "Gothic Line" in northern Italy; combat mission in...
Dates: no date

Earl Clark, Malcolm MacKenzie and H. Newcomb Eldredge oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH202
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Martha Teichner, CBS network commentator, and daughter of Pepi Teichner, a 10th Mountain Division ski instructor: how the idea of a mountain infantry unit was sold to, and approved by, Gen. Marshall, Army Chief of Staff by Minnie Dole, the National Director of the Ski Patrol; experimental unit was created in 1941, before the Pearl Harbor attack; most of the ski instructors were first generation Americans and their heritage was German, Italian, and Austrian, but there...
Dates: no date

Francis W. Lovett oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH226
Scope and Contents

The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Lovett's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: time at Camp Hale, service friends, stress, transition to civilian life and post-war career.

Dates: 2003

Harvey A. Wieprecht oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH241
Scope and Contents The interview document Wieprecht's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division: experiences as a ski instructor, radioman and mortar team leader in the 86th during training at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; arrival of his unit in Naples and their movement to the front lines, relieving a British unit; Company F was the first 10th Mountain Division unit to engage the Germans; experiences during the attack on Riva Ridge and the subsequent defense; liberation of Italian villages on the way...
Dates: no date

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...
Dates: no date

Jack Van Brunt oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH239
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Jack Van Brunt's experiences training at Camp Hale, Colo. and Fort Carson, Colo. when he was assigned to the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Center

Dates: no date

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...
Dates: TBD

John H. Caster oral history

 Collection
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

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...
Dates: no 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

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

Pete Seibert and Bob Parker oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH244
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about the Italian campaign and the challenges and importance of the battle of Riva Ridge; how the capture of Riva Ridge denied the Germans their control of the "Gothic Line"; German Army of Southern European surrendered before the total German surrender; after the war, the nucleolus of the American ski industry was made up of 10th veterans, "98% of the ski talent in the U.S." was from the 10th Mountain Division, including about a...
Dates: no date

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

Robert N. Frauson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH212
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and Frauson's personal observations about the training and equipping of the 10th Mountain Division personnel -- remembrances of the battle of Riva Ridge -- ski areas started by former members of the 10th after the war.

Dates: TBD

Steve P. Knowlton oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH217
Scope and Contents

The interview is conducted by Martha Teichner, CBS Network commentator, provides information and personal observations about Knowlton's experiences: influence of the European ski stars in the 10th Mountain Division; what made the 10th an elite unit; experiences in combat; and his achievements after the war including competing in the Winter Olympics in France after the war.

Dates: 1990s

William P. Lehman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH225
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Lehman's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: two stories related to combat; humorous experiences; trips he made during R&R.

Dates: no date

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United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Interviews. 17
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Excelsior School and Club Association (Denver, Colo.) 10
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United States. Army. Mountain Infantry Regiment, 85th -- Interviews. 5