Tuesday, March 29, 2016

US 10th Mountain Division Soldier with Climbing Outfits

A Tenth Mountain Division soldier poses as he climbs a large rock formation. He has a coil of rope at his hip that hangs down out of the picture frame. He is wearing a helmet, a khaki field jacket and pants, and boots with gaiters. The picture was taken in 1943 or 1944 during a climbing school at Camp Hale, Colorado (USA). Few U.S. Army units had a greater variety of clothing and equipment during World War II than the 10th Mountain Division. In addition to all the usual military gear, they used a diverse array of cold weather clothing and mountaineering, skiing, and snowshoe gear

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