The 10th Mountain Division

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The 10th mountain division was started in 1943 after WWII began in 1939, and are stationed in New York City and in Camp Hale, Colorado.

The 10th mountain division was started in 1943 after WWII began in 1939, and are stationed in New York City and in Camp Hale, Colorado. In all, there were about 32 thousand men enlisted in the 10th mountain division when America invaded Italy and were fighting the Germans. This division was a branch of the US army that focused mainly on combat in winter in the mountains. In order to provide shelter in the brutal months of winter, Camp Hale, CO was established in 1942 for the soldiers of WWII. In order to train for the winter in the war, the drafted men had to go through a training called the D-series. The D-series was when the solders camped out without any fire and had to brave harsh winter temperatures that dipped as low as 45 degrees below 0 Fahrenheit. Unfortunately, the 10th mountain Division was deactivated for a long 40 years until it was reactivated on February 13, 1985.