The Resource Andres Vigil oral history

Andres Vigil oral history

Label
Andres Vigil oral history, November 2, 1992
Title
Andres Vigil oral history
Inclusive dates
November 2, 1992
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses signing up for the 10th Mountain troops at the beginning of the war, about training and about being assigned to the HQ Company. He arrives at Camp Hale after Christmas of 1943 for mountain training and ski instruction. He serves on Kiska and describes the conditions and the weather there. He goes to Camp Carson for mountain climbing training and transfers to Camp Hale. He's sent to Italy and describes the actions on Mt. Belvedere, the taking of prisoners, the minefields, and the stringing of communications wires. He talks about Italian Partisan activities and about contact with German soldiers. After Mt. Belvedere they proceed to the Apennines and then to the Po Vally. He talks about Lake Garda and then talks about being detained in Italy when troubles arise in Yugoslavia. He arrives back home on August 2nd and talks about post war work on ranches, and working as a mountain guide
Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Nickname "Andy." Born in Pecos, New Mexico. Joined the army at the beginning of World War II and answered the call for volunteers for the 10th Mountain Division. Trained at Ft. Lewis, Washington, at Hunter-Liggitt, at Pando and at Camp Hale and at Camp Carson. Served with the 87th Infantry, Company HQ in Kiska, and in Italy and was awarded a Bronze Star for service in the Apennines and in the Po Valley. After the war he did ranch work and worked as a mountain guide. Died in 1993.
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vigil, Andres
Credits note
Interviewed by Georgianna Contiguglia
Date time place
Recorded on November 2, 1992
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Music parts
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Contiguglia, Georgianna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vigil, Andres.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military maneuvers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Andres Vigil oral history
Link
http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16079coll36/id/2828
Instantiates
Production
Note
This oral history was digitized as part of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant project
Accompanying material
  • 4 tape index
  • 1 PDF file
Carrier category
  • audiocassette
  • other
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • ss
  • sz
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Typed index available.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. +
Extent
  • 2 audiocassettes
  • 3 MP3 audio files (147MB)
Governing access note
Contact Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Georgianna Contiguglia;
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
  • analog, mono
  • sound +
System control number
  • (OCoLC)162131940
  • (OCoLC)ocn162131940
  • (OCoLC)674683
Label
Andres Vigil oral history
Link
http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16079coll36/id/2828
Production
Note
This oral history was digitized as part of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant project
Accompanying material
  • 4 tape index
  • 1 PDF file
Carrier category
  • audiocassette
  • other
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • ss
  • sz
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Typed index available.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. +
Extent
  • 2 audiocassettes
  • 3 MP3 audio files (147MB)
Governing access note
Contact Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Georgianna Contiguglia;
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
  • analog, mono
  • sound +
System control number
  • (OCoLC)162131940
  • (OCoLC)ocn162131940
  • (OCoLC)674683

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