History of the 10th Mountain Division in World War II with Andrea MillerThursday December 7, 2023
Andrea Miller, daughter of Ruso Perkins, a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, will present 1) a history of the Division, 2) the soldiers impact on the US ski industry following the war, and 3) the active 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum in Watertown, NY. The movie “Climb to Glory” will be shown.
The Army 10th Mountain Division was formed in 1942 by General George C. Marshall and was trained at Camp Hale, Colorado. Soldiers learned mountaineering, skiing and other survival skills in order to endure extremely adverse outdoor winter conditions in Europe during World War II. By late January of 1945, all 10th Mountain troops were stationed at the foot of the Italian Apennines where German troops were positioned blocking Allied Troops from moving north.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Location: Community Room
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