The Resource Eric E. Wikner papers, (manuscript)

Eric E. Wikner papers, (manuscript)

Label
Eric E. Wikner papers, 1941-1986
Title
Eric E. Wikner papers
Inclusive dates
1941-1986
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Contributor
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains color, b/w photos of the 87th Mountain Infantry, mountain and winter warfare training center; letter from Bob Dole
Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Member of
Biographical or historical data
Eric Wikner was born on Dec. 15, 1908 near the arctic circle in Swedish Lapland. He emigrated to the U.S. with his family and lived in Richmond, N.Y. before entering military service in 1931. Wikner later helped organize and train the First Experimental Ski Patrol in Dec. 1940. When the 1st Battalion of the 87th Infantry Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash. was activated, Wikner was assigned as the supervisor of ski training. He served with the 44th Infantry Division Ski Patrol, Headquarters and Company E of the 87th Infantry Regiment, Headquarters Company of the 86th Infantry Regiment, and Headquarters Company of the 85th Infantry Regiment. Wikner was assigned to Fort Lewis, Wash., Camp Hale, Colo., and Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. He received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions at Mt. Belvedere in February 1945, and an Oak Leaf Cluster to the medal at the Po River, April 1945. Wikner attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring from the military. He died in July 1987 in Colo. Springs, Colo.
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DPL
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1908-1987
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Wikner, Eric E.
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Wikner, Eric E.
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  • Wikner, Eric E
  • Dole, Robert J
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military maneuvers
  • Soldiers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Camp Swift (Tex.)
Label
Eric E. Wikner papers, (manuscript)
Instantiates
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
1 oversize photo box
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Mrs. Eric E. Wikner;
System control number
  • ocn464264674
  • (OCoLC)464264674
Label
Eric E. Wikner papers, (manuscript)
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
1 oversize photo box
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Mrs. Eric E. Wikner;
System control number
  • ocn464264674
  • (OCoLC)464264674

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