The Resource Arthur F. Thompson oral history, (videorecording)

Arthur F. Thompson oral history, (videorecording)

Label
Arthur F. Thompson oral history, 2002
Title
Arthur F. Thompson oral history
Inclusive dates
2002
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The interview provides information and personal observations about Thompson's experiences: being recruited by the National Ski Patrol; basic training at Ft. McCullen, Ala. and arriving at Camp Hale when it opened; training at Camp Hale and the 90lb. rucksack; being assigned a machine gun squad leader; time at Camp Swift, Tex. and shipping out from Norfold, Va., arrival in Naples on Christmas eve 1944; first person killed near Pisa; strategy to take Belvedere and the need to secure Riva Ridge; push to the Po Valley and getting to the Brenner Pass; being awarded a Bronze Star medal for leadership crossing Lake Garda; at war's end, protecting Trieste from Yugoslavia; return to Port Henry, N.Y. and finishing his education to become a teacher, later superintendent of schools at Lake Placid, N.Y
Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Arthur Frederick Thompson was born on April 5, 1925 in Port Henry, N.Y. and enlisted in the Army on March 8, 1943 at Albany. N.Y. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school. Thompson was recruited by the National Ski Patrol and joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was a member of Company F of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Camp Swift, Tex. and in Italy. Thompson received the Bronze Star medal for his actions at Torbole on April 28, 1945 and was wounded in action at Castel d'Aiano on March 13, 1945. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was a machine gun squad leader. Died on December 13, 2014.
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Arthur F.
Credits note
Interviewed by Michael Russett
Date time place
Recorded in November 2002 at the Memorial Battlefield, Saratoga Springs, N.Y
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Russett, Michael
  • Thompson, Arthur F.
Runtime
31
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, Arthur F.
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military maneuvers
  • Soldiers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Camp Swift (Tex.)
Technique
live action
Label
Arthur F. Thompson oral history, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (31 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
Arthur Thompson;
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
: sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 envelope
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822970395
  • (OCoLC)ocn822970395
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Arthur F. Thompson oral history, (videorecording)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (31 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
Arthur Thompson;
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
: sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 envelope
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822970395
  • (OCoLC)ocn822970395
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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