Into the History of the 10th Mountain Division

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         The 10th Mountain Division is a division of the U.S army that used skis as their method of transportation and assault.

         The 10th Mountain Division is a division of the U.S army that used skis as their method of transportation and assault. They were first initiated on July 13,1943 at camp Hale,CO. They first entered combat on January 28, 1945 for World War II. The 10th Mountain Division wore winter camouflage gear such as white clothes and skis in World War II. The division battled Germans along Monte Belvedere- Monte della Torraccia. They then captured Mount Belvedere via the Riva Ridge. Then, after World War II, the division was deactivated. On July 1,1948, the division was reactivated, though it was known as the 10th Infantry Division. They fought in the Cold War before being briefly deployed to Germany. It was then deactivated again on June 14,1958. They were reactivated yet again on February 12,1985. They have been serving ever since.