The Resource Charles A. Murphy Jr. oral history, (videorecording)

Charles A. Murphy Jr. oral history, (videorecording)

Label
Charles A. Murphy Jr. oral history, 2003
Title
Charles A. Murphy Jr. oral history
Inclusive dates
2003
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 to July 1945
Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Charles Murphy was born on July 12, 1924 in Freeport, N.Y. and joined the Army on July 15, 1943 in New York City, N.Y. after graduating from high school. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company A of the 90th Infantry Regiment, but later served with Company I of the 86th Infantry Regiment. When the Division was sent to Camp Swift, Tex. Murphy joined the boxing team and won the welterweight championship of the 10th Mountain Division. He received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions during the Apennines and Po River campaigns in Spring 1945. Murphy also received the Good Conduct Medal and the Mediterranean Theatre Ribbon, and attained the rank of Private First Class.
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
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1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Charles A.
Credits note
Interviewed by Abbie Kealy
Date time place
Recorded in May 2003 during the Italian Reunion tour
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1924-
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  • Kealy, Abbie
  • Murphy, Charles A.
Runtime
14
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  • Murphy, Charles A.
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military maneuvers
  • Soldiers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Camp Swift (Tex.)
Technique
live action
Label
Charles A. Murphy Jr. oral history, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + 1 envelope
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (14 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
Abbie Kealy;
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn799666016
  • (OCoLC)799666016
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Charles A. Murphy Jr. oral history, (videorecording)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + 1 envelope
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (14 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
Abbie Kealy;
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn799666016
  • (OCoLC)799666016
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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