The Resource Cruz F. Rios oral history, (videorecording)

Cruz F. Rios oral history, (videorecording)

Label
Cruz F. Rios oral history, 2003
Title
Cruz F. Rios oral history
Inclusive dates
2003
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Cruz F. Rios was born in Colton, Calif. on December 15, 1918 and enlisted in the Army on February 15, 1943 at Fresno, Calif. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed two years of high school and working as a miner. Rios joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company K of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Fort Ord, Calif.; Kiska, Alaska; Camp Carson, Colo.; Camp Swift, Tex. and in Italy. During combat operations in the Apennines and Po River Campaigns, Rios received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in Spring 1945. He attained the rank of Private First Class and also received the Good Conduct, Asiatic Pacific, and European Theater Medals, as well as the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Cruz Rios died on May 25, 2016 in Fresno, Calif.
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
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1918-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rios, Cruz F.
Credits note
Interviewed by Abbie Kealy
Date time place
Recorded in May 2003 during the Italian Reunion tour
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1918-
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  • Kealy, Abbie
  • Rios, Cruz F.
Runtime
22
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  • Rios, Cruz F
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military maneuvers
  • Soldiers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Camp Swift (Tex.)
  • Kiska Island (Alaska)
Technique
live action
Label
Cruz F. Rios oral history, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + 1 envelope
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (22 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)ocn799666261
  • (OCoLC)799666261
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Cruz F. Rios oral history, (videorecording)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + 1 envelope
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (22 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)ocn799666261
  • (OCoLC)799666261
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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