Tenth Mountain Division

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            The Men of the Tenth Mountain Division left their homes at ages as low as 17 to help battle the Germans of WWII.

            The Men of the Tenth Mountain Division left their homes at ages as low as 17 to help battle the Germans of WWII.

 

            It was 1943, so long ago that Gators (for skiing) were sexy.  Men entered Camp Hale to undergo an intense training trip called the D-Series, a test of toughness.  The terrain was rough and the weather conditions were devastating.  They skied, used mules, and went snowmobiling to get from place to place, carrying their 90 lb rucksacks.  Training was over and it was time to fight.

 

            They went to German Camps unloaded to insure a surprise.  Bodies from both teams covered the battlefield, but all in all America was victorious.