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Henry Perkins


Perkins, Henry  J.

Rank, Company, Regiment

PVT        HQ 2ND                85TH INF

Birth date/Death Date


Vermont Location




Importance of Vermont


First skiing experience

Dartmouth Outing Club introduced him to skiing and that began   his lifelong passion for skiing.
  He joined the Appalachian Mountain Club in 1930.


Dartmouth College, 1923

Competitive Skiing


What was your experience in the 10th like?

Henry finished his training at Camp Hale but never went to   Europe; he was assigned to the infantry replacement program in Louisiana.   When his age was discovered, he volunteered for the American Red Cross as a   Field Director and went to Guam and the South Pacific."

Why did you join the 10th?

He enlisted in 1942 at the age of 42 because he wanted to be in   the 10th.

Ski Patrol


Ski School


Ski Industry


Vermont Ski Area Connection

After coming to check out Stowe, he ended up purchasing a lodge   near Mad River Glen, named "the Perkins." He managed food service   at Sugarbush for 25 years.

Role of Skiing in your Life


Other information

Henry was Justice of the Peace, a Lister, and Town Moderator in   Fayston.  

Photograph information


Information submitted by

From 1992 Waitsfield Telephone book