Glen Slaughter, Seiichi Komesu, and Glenn Nelson in Okinawa, 1945

Three men who saved lives on Okinawa

March 12, 2018

Glen Slaughter, Seiichi "Tony" Komesu and Glenn Nelson in Okinawa, 1945 Glen K. Slaughter and Glenn W. Nelson were Marine Corps Japanese Language Officers who met at the US. Navy Japanese Language School at the University of Colorado Boulder. They served together on Okinawa in the 6th Marine Division. Together...

Francis Ramaley, seated, with friends, circa 1900

From the Archives: Francis Ramaley

March 11, 2018

Francis Ramaley, of EPO Biology Building fame, began CU Boulder's tradition of mountain biology when he started the Tolland Summer Biology Camp in 1909. Students used the tools of their trade in those years, shotguns, butterfly nets, and shovels. His camp closed in 1919, after the university purchased land to...

Three women at the US Navy Japanese Language School at CU Boulder

Nancy Pearce Helmbold

March 8, 2018

Nancy Hembold, far left, and two other women at the US Navy Japanese Language School at CU Boulder Born December 16, 1918, in Abilene, Texas, Nancy Pearce Helmbold was the second of three daughters to a typewriter salesman and his wife. After graduating from high school as valedictorian, Helmbold attended...

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