Friday, January 16, 2009

Negative 22° and the the 10th Mountain Division


Last night, I braved the -22 degree weather to scurry around Middlebury Vermont. I have never been so cold in my life. On the five hour drive from Waterville Maine to Middlebury, the moisture condensed on the inside of the windows creating beautiful patterns. These patterns grew to encompass the entire driver side window and the majority of the front windshield. I will never forget it.

Here are some photos from the Life Archive of the 10th Mountain Division Army ski patrol, on the Italian front in the Appennine Mountains fending off the Nazis. I had to bundle up like the guy in the first photo when venturing out.

I am pretty sure that is a sawed off Tommy Gun with two clips taped together.

Check out these dude's shredding.



I like the ode to Davie Crockett with the coonskin hat.

1 comment:

Walter said...

Those are some serious powder baskets.