Office of Stratigic Services (O.S.S.) NORSO (Rype Group) Special Force

Office of Stratigic Services (O.S.S.) NORSO (Rype Group) Special Force (HM1SMP)

Location: Leadville, CO 80461 Eagle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 21.717', W 106° 18.65'

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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"
Year Placed1985
Placed By99th Infantry Battalion and NORSO Veterans Groups
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Date Added Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 11:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 387071 N 4357763
Decimal Degrees39.36195000, -106.31083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.717', W 106° 18.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 43.02" N, 106° 18' 39" W
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Area Code(s)719, 970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Tennesee Pass Rd, Leadville CO 80461, US
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