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2003 10th Mountain Division reunion records

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Identifier: C MSS TMD279
Scope and Contents Collection contains 26 DVCassette video tapes, 1 VHS video tape, 1 DVD recorded during the 10th Mountain Division Reunion in Italy, May 2003. The video tapes document the various activities and ceremonies held during the reunion as well as interviews with or about the following members of the Division: Hugh Evans, Albert Fernandes-Patridge, Robert Chester, Eugene Giannobile, Samuel Meiselman, Thomas Mooney, Herbert Schneider, Richard Trier, James Rogers, Bob Harris, Elwood Sims, John Woodward,...
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Abraham Schwartz oral history

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

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Identifier: C MSS OH252
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Ejem's basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. before transfer to Camp Swift, Tex.; hitchhiking with a friend and being picked up by Colonel Hampton; arrival at Naples, Italy aboard the USS Argentina and transport to Naples via cargo vessel; guarding ammunition at Riva Ridge and Mt. Belvedere; discussion with a young German prisoner; 6 weeks stationed in Trieste; mission to keep the Yugoslavs from entering Italy; post WWII time in...
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Albert V. Fernandes oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH329
Scope and Contents 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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C. Peter Austin oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH315
Scope and Contents 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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Carroll O. Provost oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH344
Scope and Contents 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 May...
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Clark O. Hitt oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH359
Scope and Contents 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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Cruz F. Rios oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH363
Scope and Contents 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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Dillon C. Snell oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH349
Scope and Contents 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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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 T. Burda oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH320
Scope and Contents 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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Elwood G. Simms oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH348
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Sims' experiences: combat experiences in Italy.
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Ernest J. Davis oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH249
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Davis' basic training at Camp Hale, Colo.; the horse cavalry and horses being used in battle at Mt. Sigliano and Riva Ridge where their primary role was patrolling and locating mine fields; how German horses was superior to Italian; celebrations at the end of the war; role of the British battalion in Italy; career as a professional in military training after the war; assignment to Saudi Arabia in 1965.
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Ernest Leroy Tapley Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH353
Scope and Contents 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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Eugene Giannobile oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH330
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Giannobile's experiences: assignment in Naples, Italy; climbing Mt. Belvedere and machine gun fire; mortar fire at Castel d'Aiano; crossing Lake Garda on a DUKW; arrival at Lago di Garda and entering Mussolini's villa; capture of Mussolini; emigration to the United States from Italy and being classified as an enemy alien; irony of being an enemy alien and also having a US draft card.
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Eugene Keskimaki oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH406
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Keskimaki's experiences: being a Staff Sergeant; working primarily as a cook; time at Kiska Island and Japanese army leaving rice; fishing and using hand grenades; soldiers loosing their teeth after drinking contaminated water; being wounded in Italy in the back; personal stories.
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George H. Rosenfield oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH442
Scope and Contents This oral history is an interview with George Rosenfield's son, Andrew. Andrew Rosenfield discusses information related to him by his father about the 10th Mountain division: breaking the gothic line leading to the Po Valley from the Apennines. Andrew Rosenfield also mentions a friendship between his father and James Rogers, also a member of 85-E.
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Gerald Q. Nash oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH341
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Nash's experiences: early years; training at Camp Hale and skiing; combat experiences around Lake Garda; on subsequent trips to Italy he visits a house were he stayed; four of his brothers were also in various military units during WWII.
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Glenn W. Brown oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH251
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and Brown's personal observations about joining the 10th Mountain Division as a replacement soldier; discusses the attack on the day President Roosevelt died; lack of training for mountain warfare; some battles, in particular when Cpt. Rideout was killed; entering a German bunker during surrender.
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H. Newcomb Eldredge oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH313
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Eldrege's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division.
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Harold B. Lumm oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH337
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Lumm's experiences: German surrender at a farm house about 5 miles from the Po River; Italian town where Germans killed American soldiers with American or white flags; American air force retaliation against the town, killing civilians.
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Harris Dusenbery oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH325
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Dusenbery's experiences: early life; training at Camp Hale, Colo.; D-Series maneuvers, combat experiences in Italy.
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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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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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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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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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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 influences...
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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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