10th Mountain Division

Pam, who was also staying at the Airbnb in Salida, told me about the significance of this memorial, which is located at the entrance to the Ski Cooper resort a few miles north of Leadville, Colorado.  It will require more research that I have time to do now so I will provide the details in a future post.  It is a fascinating story.  Camp Hale was where they trained US troops during World War II for high altitude combat in mountainous and snowy terrain. That training paid off in a big way in northern Italy during the war.

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