Sunday, February 28, 2016

Corporal William "Bill" Southworth from 10th Mountain Division on a Sled

This picture was taken in 1943 or 1944 and showing a toboggan (boat tow) is used at Aspen, Colorado, to transport skiers to the top of the slope. The photographer, Corporal "Bill" Southworth, turns his head toward the camera. He is wearing his U.S. Tenth Mountain Division skiing uniform and sunglasses. A group of young men and boys are in the boat tow. William A. "Bill" Southworth was born in 4 November 1921 in Dallas, Texas. He attended Le Rosey prep-school at Gstaad, Switzerland and graduated from Great Neck High School, New York, in 1940. Bill studied architecture at the University of Virginia before volunteered for 10th Mountain Division in 14 December 1942. He was assigned to 110th Signal Platoon and graduated from Signal Corps OCS in 28 December 1944. After honorably discharged in February 1946 with Good Conduct medal, Bill was recalled for the Korean Conflict but again did not serve overseas. Finally, he was action on three tours of duty in Vietnam in 1961, 1963 and 1966 as correspondent and CBS news cameraman. He is a founding member of the International Combat Camera Association.

Source :
Book "10th Mountain Division" by Randy W. Baumgardner

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