The Resource R. Duke Watson oral history, 1986

R. Duke Watson oral history, 1986

Label
R. Duke Watson oral history, 1986
Title
R. Duke Watson oral history, 1986
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The interview provides information and personal observations about Watson's experiences: his early childhood, college years, and time spent in the Army
Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Roe Duke Watson was born on November 14, 1915 in Alton, Ill and enlisted in the Army on March 17, 1941 at Tacoma, Wash. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of college studying forestry at the University of Mich. Since 1937 he had been working as a logger and surveyor in the logging industry in Wash. and was one of the first to volunteer for the ski troops. Watson trained at Ft. Lewis and Mount Rainier, Wash. and was part of the Columbia Ice Fields expedition. He later trained at Camp Hale, Colo. where he eventually became a Captain and Company Commander of Company I of the 86th Infantry Regiment. Watson was wounded in action in Italy and received the Bronze Star medal for his actions on February 24, 1945 near Mount Della Torraccia. He died on April 22, 2010 in Seattle, Wash.
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Roe Duke
Credits note
Interviewed by Donald A. Schmechel
Date time place
Recorded on May 8, 1986
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1915-2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schmechel, Donald A.
  • Watson, Roe Duke
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watson, Roe Duke
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military maneuvers
  • Soldiers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Camp Swift (Tex.)
Technique
live action
Label
R. Duke Watson oral history, 1986
Instantiates
Production
Accompanying material
1 envelope
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
2 videodiscs (? min.
Governing access note
Contact Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Pubic Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
R. Duke Watson;
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Other physical details
sound, color) +
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1076491445
  • (OCoLC)on1076491445
Label
R. Duke Watson oral history, 1986
Production
Accompanying material
1 envelope
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
2 videodiscs (? min.
Governing access note
Contact Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Pubic Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
R. Duke Watson;
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Other physical details
sound, color) +
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1076491445
  • (OCoLC)on1076491445

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