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Robert S. Goyer oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH366
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Goyer's experiences: encounter with the Germans; friends Abner Schwartz, Ed Harris; hotel at Riva Ridge and a short confrontations with Yugoslavian soldiers; professional life after the war ended; meeting Senator Robert and Mrs. Dole on a trip to Italy; the gratefulness of the Italian people.

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Robert S. Johnson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH312
Scope and Contents The interviews provides information and personal observations about Johnson's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division because of an article in Life Magazine; types of people who were in the early Division; being a Staff Sergeant with the 87th Infantry Regiment assigned to the message center; responsibility for coding and encoding messages; mentor and lifelong friend, Henry Moscow; incidents crossing the Po River and surrender of 6 German soldiers; discharge procedure at Camp...
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Robert T. Tidwell Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH302
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Tidwell's experiences: living in N.Y., attending trade school in Brooklyn, working for an aircraft company on deferment; enlisted because his brother survived being on a Navy ship that was blown up; assignment to the 10th Mountain Division and being sent to Naples, Italy; being with Company C at Riva Ridge; Mount Belvedere; German 88mm guns, minefields and other obstructions, being reprimanded for killing a chicken; going to...
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Robert W. MacDonald oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH371
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about MacDonald's experiences: role of the 10th Mountain Division and the importance of training; German strategy in Italy; gaps in communication and the friction this caused between officers and front line soldiers (DVD1) -- role of specialized troops and development of the 10th Mountain Division; being a soldier in Italy and differences between Camp Hale and Italy; why Italy was called the "Forgotten Front"; war in general from...
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Robert W. Parker oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH342
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Parkers experiences: time growing up; joining the National Ski Patrol; training at Camp Hale, Colo., skiing and the "D" series; Kiska Island; trip to Italy aboard USS the West Point; attack at Riva Ridge; campaigns at Mount Belvedere, Malandrone Pass, Monte Serra; having dental work done in an apple orchard; post war experiences in skiing; founding Vale, Colo. Ski Resort with Pete Seibert; being publisher of Skiing...
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Robert W. Yank oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH389
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Yank's experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division with 3 letters of recommendation while a reservist at the University of California; skiing and rock climbing at Camp Hale; training in Italy concerning booby traps and removing mines; climbing on Mount Belvedere; assault and attack on Hill 913 and being in a foxhole; German surrenders during advancement on the Po River; Mussolini's villa on Lake Garda and time spent there...
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Robert W. Yank oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH358
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Yank's experiences: crossing Lake Garda on a DUKW and staying Mussolini's villa; close call on Hill 913 and how received the Bronze Star medal; being a ski and rock climbing instructor at Camp Hale, Colo.

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Rolf W. Guthey oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH331
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Guthey's experiences: locations in Italy where he fought; crossing the Po River.

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Ruso H. Perkins oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH343
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Perkins' experiences: basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; time spent at Kiska Island, Alaska; working in the supply room issuing clothing, food, rifles, bedding, etc.; carrying supplies in a trailer in Italy and crossing the Po River; devastation in Italy during the war.

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Russell L. Swygman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH300
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Swygman's experiences: rifleman replacement to Company K of the 86th Infantry Regiment; crossing the Po River, Lake Garda in Italy; five week cycles the training replacement troops went through; being stationed at Camp Carson, Colo. after the war; discharge from Camp Swift, Tex.

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Sam T. Thomas oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH248
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Thomas' time in the military; story of how his replacement was killed in action; issues associated with his marriage not recognized by the U.S. government; information on an incarceration camp for conscientious objectors in Ark. that was destroyed by a tornado and later became a German POW camp.

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Samuel J. Morrison oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH230
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During this radio interview, Morrison recounts a variety of experiences he had with the 10th Mountain Division both during and after World War II. Interview touches on a variety of subjects including his enlistment and training with the 10th, his experiences on the Italian front, and his relationship with the 10th Mountain Division after the War. The end of the tape focuses on the formation and activities of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division.

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Samuel J. Morrison oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH339
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Morrison's experiences: training and learning to ski at Camp Hale, Colo.; how engineering skills were useful during the war and being assigned to weapons and demolition; being wounded in Italy on Punchbowl Hill; traveling back to the Virginia on a medical ship; being a charter member of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division.

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Seymour Z. Cohen oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH364
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Cohen's experiences: being part of a veterinary detachment; guard duty where sheep were mistaken for German soldiers; having little experiences with weapons; care of mules in Italy; comparison of current Army with the Infantry of 1945 as concerns technology and training.

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Stan and Jean Cummings oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH401
Scope and Contents The interview was conducted with Jean Cummings in September 2000 as part of a documentary on people active in WWII. Jean A. (Bruce) Cummings was born in Summit, N.J. in 1918. She was a graduate of Brown University (1940), Northwestern University (M.S. 1942). She joined her husband, Stan Cummings at Camp Hale, Colo. in 1943 where she worked as a histopathologist. Jean Cummings provides information and personal observations about both her and her husband's experiences: how they met; activities...
Dates: 2000

Stanley C. Heidenreich oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH333
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Heidenreich's experiences: crossing the Po River to Lake Garda; getting German soldiers out of a tunnel; interdependence the military had; staying in a Italian hotel that had formerly been used as a German medical station; trip to Venice at the end of the war.

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Steve P. Knowlton oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH217
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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

Stuart S. Elkind oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH326
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Elkind's experiences: being a mail clerk, rifleman and radio/wire man while with the 10th Mountain Division; battle at della Torraccia; responsibilities as a radio/wire man; repairing wires that were blown up from shelling during the battle at Mount della Torraccia; meeting a German soldier while filling canteen.

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Thomas B. Stewart oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH381
Scope and Contents Stewart was interviewed about his experiences by Kate Bausler (KTOO TV) at his home in Alaska: war in Italy and strategy behind taking Riva Ridge and Mt. Belvedere; crossing the Po River and circumstances around receiving the Silver Star medal; battle at the end of the war and the terms of surrender for the Germans (DVD1) -- time at Ft. Benning and joining the ski troops in Alaska; becoming a certified ski instructor and rock climbing instruction at Ft. Edwards, Mass., and in N.H.; teaching...
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Thomas Bacher oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH410
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Bacher's experiences, he illustrates his comments with sketches he drew during his time in Italy documenting the events: during the Spiazzi attack; Po River; climbing Belvedere; strategic nature of crossing the Po River in effort to slow German advance; attending a funeral for a General; death of Sgt. Louis O. Brown, being a pallbearer at his funeral in Portland, Ore.;

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Thomas P. Mooney oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH338
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Mooney's experiences: atmosphere of the 10th Mountain Division; battles near Mount Belvedere, Lake Garda, and della Terraccia; death of Colonel Darby and meeting German soldiers at Brenner Pass; German weaponry.

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Uno Isaacson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH384
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Isaacson's experiences: basic training Tex. and being selected for the 10th Mountain Division because he was too light for the air divisions; arrival at Camp Hale, Colo. and participation in the "D" series and frost bite on his feet; being eligible for disability; experiences in Italy at Belvedere, Pietra Colore, and Castel d'Aiano; coming upon a German tank; influences on his life.

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Upshur Berkley Ellis oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH327
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The interview provides information and personal observations about Ellis experiences training with the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo.: D-Series maneuvers; participation in the Battle of Bulge.

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Val Appel oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH257
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The interview provides information and Appel's personal observations about being wounded during basic training in S.C. and talks about his mule packing efforts at Camp Swift. He was shipped out to Camp Patrick Henry before boarding the SS West Point. Appel also discusses being wounded at Mt. Belvedere, and his travels to Germany at the end of the war.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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