Six U.S. Tenth Mountain Division soldiers in "whites" pose for a group photo in the snow during training on Cooper Hill in Camp Hale (Eagle County), Colorado, 1943 or 1944. They wear white anoraks, khaki pants and red armbands to mark their team during war games. Francis "Bobby" Lathrop stands second from the right in the top row, while Gerald Lundby wears snowshoes. Staff Sergeant Francis O. Lathrop was born in 25 July 1921 in Fall River, Massachusetts. Enlisted in the service in 21 August 1942, active duty in 11 February 1943. Military locations include Camp Hale (Colorado) and Camp Swift (Texas). Served in Italy, northern Apennines, Po Valley and Rome-Arno. He was discharged in 15 December 1945. Lathrop was awarded three Battle Stars, Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal. Staff Sergeant Gerald L. Lundby was born in 2 March 1924 at Sherwood, North Dakota. Inducted into the service in 1 April 1943. Served in "L" then "M" Company, 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment / 10th Mountain Division. Stationed at Camp Hale, Camp Swift and in the Italian Theatre of Operations. He was discharged from active military service in 1 December 1945.
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