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Albert J. Gagliardi oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH213
Scope and Contents In depth account of Gagliardi's involvement with the 87th Infantry and his experiences serving on Kiska, Alaska in the Spring of 1943. The majority of the tape examines the passage to Kiska and combat there. Interview concludes with recounting of the passage home which includes a vivid account of a storm just before landing in Seattle.
Dates: 2003

Ann K. Thomas oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH301
Scope and Contents 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 OH415
Scope and Contents The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Delaney's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.
Dates: 2009

Blossom Merryman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH293
Scope and Contents 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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Carleton B. Shay oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH388
Scope and Contents 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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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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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 the...
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David Dennis Williams oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH306
Scope and Contents 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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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

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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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 was...
Dates: no date

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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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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Floyd H. Erickson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH440
Scope and Contents The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Erickson's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.
Dates: 2009

Frank and John Dolinsek oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH391
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Frank and John Dolinsek's experiences: Aspen in the 1920s and 1930s; skiing and the development of the industry; early ski tow equipment known as the "Bow Tow"; A and T being used as a reserve infantry (Frank); leading troops at Lizzano, Belvedere, Pietra Colora, Mt. Nuvoleti (Frank); being awarded several medals (Frank); how troops saved the bridge at the Po Valley (Frank); Mussolini being captured (Frank); time in the Navy...
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Glen E. Robinson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH298
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Robinson's experiences: 10th Mountain Division's role in supporting British troops to prevent Marshall Tito from invading Italy at Trieste; duty related to the Korean conflict; training American troops and South Koreans.
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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 of...
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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...
Dates: TBD

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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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 lines;...
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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 war.
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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 Mt....
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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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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

Norman W. Dorsey Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH361
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Dorsey's experiences: joining the Division at Camp Roberts and being sent to the Aleutian Islands; after Kiska Island, transfer to Camp Hale and Camp Swift; being wounded in Italy; respect for and leadership qualities of Colonel Fowler; attending the University of Texas and post war career.
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Okey C. Dean tribute

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Identifier: C MSS OH367
Scope and Contents The documentary provides information and personal observations about William G. Goodge's uncle, Okey C. Dean's personal and army life, his death in Italy: early farm days; Camp Hale; D series; rock climbing; on ship to Alaska; arrival in Italy; climbing Riva Ridge; news of Roosevelt's death; wounded in April offensive; death while attending to a wounded soldier.
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