The Resource John W. Cunninghan papers

John W. Cunninghan papers

Label
John W. Cunninghan papers, 1921-1950
Title
John W. Cunninghan papers
Inclusive dates
1921-1950
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains baptismal certificate (1921), clipping (1945). discharge papers (1945), CCC documents and photographs (1939-1941), photographs 1943-1945, certificate and Bronze Star citation (1942, 1945), postcards (1950) and campaign ribbons and 10th Mountain Division shoulder patch (ca.1945), postcards of Lanesboro, Minn. (ca.1950)
Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
John W. Cunningham was born on December 27, 1921 in Faribault, Minn.and enlisted in the Army on July 27, 1942 at Fort Snelling, Minn. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed grammar school and working as a teamster. Between 1939-1941, Cunningham served with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Company 706 stationed at Lanesboro, Minn. He received his military basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. before joining the 10th Mountain Division where he was initially assigned to Company B of the 126th Mountain Engineer Battalion. Cunningham later transferred to the 229th Engineer Company in support of the 87th Infantry Regiment during the Kiska Island invasion. After his return to Camp Hale, Colo. he joined Company L of the 87th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, Cunningham received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions at the Po RIver crossing on April 23, 1945. He died on June 1, 2011 at Plattsmouth, Neb.
Cataloging source
DPL
Label
John W. Cunninghan papers
Production
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
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Carrier category
  • sheet
  • object
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • three-dimensional form
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Extent
.25 linear ft. (1 box)
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Dellarae Brasuhn;
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unspecified
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
1263896
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885165147
  • (OCoLC)ocn885165147

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