Norwegian Memorial Historical

Norwegian Memorial Historical (HM1T1I)

Location: Leadville, CO 80461 Eagle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 21.725', W 106° 18.6538242'

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99th Infantry Battalion (Separate) Memorial

—Norwegian Operational Groups of the OSS Memorial —

World War II
United States Army
Ski Troopers
99th Infantry Battalion
(Separate)
The Viking Battalion
Office of Strategic Services
O.S.S. NORSO
(Rype Group)
Special Forces
The 99th Infantry Battalion (SEP) was:
Activated 10 July 1942 at Camp Ripley Minnesota
Deactivated 11 November 1945 at Camp Miles Standish, Boston Massachusetts
Camp Hale Colorado was the main ski trooper training area located 5 miles
north of this site on route 24.
Campaigned in European Theater of Operations
Battle Awards Presidential Unit Citation- Belgian Croix De Guerre
Normandy - Northern France - Ardennes - Rhineland - Central Europe
The Liberation of Norway
8 May 1945
The Rype Group parachuted into Norway
on 24 March 1945 for sabotage missions
and later joined the Underground for
the liberation of Norway
As quoted by an unknown but remembered 2nd Armored
Division Major at the end of the attack thru Northern France
"This Viking Battalion is the only infantry outfit tanks
have trouble keeping up with"
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HM NumberHM1T1I
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Year Placed1985
Placed By99th Infantry Battalion Veterans Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13H E 387067 N 5642221
Decimal Degrees39.36208333, -106.31089707
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.725', W 106° 18.6538242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 43.5" N, 106° 18' 39.229452" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)719, 970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Tennesee Pass Rd, Leadville CO 80461, US
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