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Bernard H. Yett oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH309
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Yett's experiences: skied before joining the 10th Mountain Division as a member of the National Ski Patrol; joining the 10th Mountain Reconnaissance Troop and Mountain Training Group before the 10th Mountain Division was formed; basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. and contracting spinal meningitis; recovery and assignment to Camp Hale, Colo.; teaching rock climbing and other skills; being sent to Camp McCoy, Wis. to teach...
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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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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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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

Duryea Morton oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH314
Scope and Contents Morton interviews himself, providing personal observations and information about: being a member of the National Ski Patrol and being intrigued by the Finnish-Russian war; learning about the 10th Mountain Division from Minnie Dole; induction at Indian Gap, Pa., basic training at Camp Hale, help with ski instruction; time at Camp Swift, Tex. and being part of the Bugle Corps; travel to Italy aboard the USS West Point, arrival in Italy, being on guard duty, living with an Italian family; German...
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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...
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Edward J. "Ted" Little oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH291
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Little's experiences: personal interest in the 10th Mountain Division while in high school, being drafted and applying for the division, letters of recommendation; personal experiences at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; conditions on the USS West Point; nights spent digging fox holes while being shelled by German 88mm artillery at Belvedere; patrols and final experiences at Mount della Spe.
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Edward T. "Ted" Prentice oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH297
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Prentice's experiences: work with the Forest Service prior to enlistment; being promoted to PFC three times before being "busted" twice; encounter with a coral snake in Tex.; service time in Italy and trip to Paris, France after the war.
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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 Hames oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH383
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Hames' experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division after hearing about it at a local gas station; attending officers training school at Ft. Benning, Ga.; skiing on Cooper Hill and difficulty with rock climbing; role as 1st Sergeant; experiences, strategy, and resistance at Castel d'Aiano and casualties suffered; Bronze Star medal for his strategy at Mt. Belvedere; Task force Duff; mass surrender of German soldiers; crossing...
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Eugene Verhamme oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH407
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Verhamme's experiences: joining in March 1943 with three letters of recommendation; being sent to Camp Hale, Colo. for basic training; sniper activities; training and the cold during the "D" series; training was more difficult than what was faced in Italy; Italy and time spent with an Italian family; shelling at Belvedere and death of company commander; mines on Hill 913 and being wounded; personal stories.
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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

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.
Dates: 2013

George S. Sisneros oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH299
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Sisneros' experiences: early days before transfer to the 10th Mountain Division; military training, climbing Pike's Peak with mules; strategy used to take mountains in Italy; Captain Devens and Sergeant Kauzlarich of "C" Battery, Devens receiving a Silver Star medal, Sisineros and Kauzlarich receiving Bronze Star medals; building a communication system that saved members of the 85th; singing the Pack Artillery Song.
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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

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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Milton F. Soucek oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH350
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Soucek's experiences: climb to the top of Belvedere; friendly fire; leadership of Lt. Tiesmaki.
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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

Richard C. Johnson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH287
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Johnson's experiences: joining the Mountain Troops prior to the formation of the 10th Mountain Division; being an ROTC commissioned officer from N.M.; serving as a ski trainer at Camp Hale; Kiska Island invasion; good military training at Camp Swift, Tex.; sailing to Italy on the USS West Point; officer's view of war activities at Mount Gorgolesco, Belvedere, and the Po Valley; being promoted to Executive Officer at Po replacing...
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Richard S. McCrudden oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH394
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about McCrudden's experiences: being introduced to skiing at a very young age in N.H.; attending Middlebury College and being on the school's ski team; being drafted; teaching rock climbing and skiing at Camp Hale; starting a ski school at the camp; skiing at Camp Hale; not being transferred with the 10th Mountain Division to Camp Swift, Tex.; staying at Camp Hale and developing a ski school; continuing his education after the war and...
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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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