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Remembering the skiing soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division

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14min 49sec
Courtesy Eagle County Historical Society and Eagle Valley Library
A 10th Mountain Division trooper jumps with a gun on his back.

For Veterans Day, we recognize the skiing soldiers of World War II. Members of the 10th Mountain Division trained at Camp Hale in Leadville. In October, President Biden declared it a national monument. These troops fought to take Mt. Belvedere, in Italy's Apennine Mountains. And their victory was a turning point in the war. Producer Joe Richman, of Radio Diaries, brings us their story.