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The 10th Mountain Division (Photos)
Reuters

Posted on 03/10/2002 1:19:43 PM PST by Dallas



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If anyone hears me complain about anything today----please slap me.
1 posted on 03/10/2002 1:19:43 PM PST by Dallas
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To: Dallas
Great pics!
2 posted on 03/10/2002 1:23:32 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Dallas
High altitude rat extermination program bump.
3 posted on 03/10/2002 1:26:52 PM PST by csvset
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To: Dallas
Looks like the men are sweating!
4 posted on 03/10/2002 1:27:15 PM PST by PatrioticAmerican
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To: Dallas
Incredible shots of these brave and well-equipped men. I sure am glad they are on our side.

Thanks for putting them up for us.

5 posted on 03/10/2002 1:27:50 PM PST by Semper911
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To: Dallas
These are great snaps.
6 posted on 03/10/2002 1:29:26 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: All
Please take a moment and Thank a Service Man or Woman.
Just Click on the logo to send an e-mail.


7 posted on 03/10/2002 1:29:27 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Snow Bunny
Ping.
8 posted on 03/10/2002 1:29:46 PM PST by SAMWolf
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To: Dallas
Proud American Bump!
9 posted on 03/10/2002 1:30:49 PM PST by FourPeas
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To: Dallas
Can someone tell me what the things are on their heads? Cameras?
10 posted on 03/10/2002 1:32:11 PM PST by sigSEGV
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To: Dallas
Great pics, great young Americans.
11 posted on 03/10/2002 1:32:24 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Dallas
I'm with you, Dallas. God bless our boys.
12 posted on 03/10/2002 1:32:58 PM PST by Puppage
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To: sigSEGV
Night vision mounts.
13 posted on 03/10/2002 1:32:59 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: sigSEGV
We own the night dude.
14 posted on 03/10/2002 1:33:05 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: sigSEGV
Actually, I guessing they're mounting brackets for NV goggles.
15 posted on 03/10/2002 1:33:59 PM PST by sigSEGV
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To: Dallas
bttt
16 posted on 03/10/2002 1:34:42 PM PST by lodwick
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To: Dallas
Just a question about uniforms for any US Army types out there:
Why do some of these brave men have a "patch" with an X on their left sholder and others do not? Is it a qualification badge?
17 posted on 03/10/2002 1:35:04 PM PST by grumpster-dumpster
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To: grumpster-dumpster

It's the subdued version of the 10th Mountain Division Unit patch

18 posted on 03/10/2002 1:37:32 PM PST by SAMWolf
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To: Dallas

...gallon of milk, box of Pampers, eggs...
ok, Honey, be home in a little while. Bye.


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Great pics...GREATER GUYS!
19 posted on 03/10/2002 1:37:41 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Puppage
You hear so much about how well trained and equipped these guys are. You almost don't expect to see emotion on their faces. But you do, and all I can think of is that they are doing what most of won't or can't. These guys are true heros. I almost feel guilty about the life I have here. The only reason it is possible, is because men like these are protecting America.

God Bless them all!!!

20 posted on 03/10/2002 1:37:41 PM PST by paul544
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To: grumpster-dumpster
X is the emblem of the 10th Mountain Div.
21 posted on 03/10/2002 1:38:06 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: paul544
Amen
22 posted on 03/10/2002 1:41:10 PM PST by Dallas
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To: Dallas
God bless our boys!
23 posted on 03/10/2002 1:41:54 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: SAMWolf
As a side note, in the future, when they move on to other units, they will be able to wear their 10th Mountain Division insignia on their right shoulder to indicate which unit they served while in combat.
24 posted on 03/10/2002 1:42:41 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN
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To: Dallas,squantos,harpseal,B4ranch,river rat,sneakypete
I second that.

God Bless the troops in harms way for US, let's be worthy of them!

25 posted on 03/10/2002 1:45:55 PM PST by Travis McGee
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To: TomGuy,hollywood,OldManDigging
Great caption on #19!

Hollywood, what's the Iwo vet's screen name?

26 posted on 03/10/2002 1:49:09 PM PST by Travis McGee
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To: grumpster-dumpster
"Why do some have the patch and some don't?"

I'm trying to come up with a good reason why troops from the same unit would have different uniform standards.

Here's my guess. Patches are generally sewn on by seamstresses/seamsters in garrison environments. When in the field, if a uniform gets ruined it's discarded and replaced free of charge by the supply element.

The 10th Mtn has been in the AO from the beginning. My guess is that in that 4-5 month period some of the uniforms have become unserviceable and have been replaced by supply out of new stock. That new stock would not have patches presewn and the troops wouldn't have access to pro sewers, so the requirement for uniformity has been relaxed.

Once upon an enlisted time I was a combat intel guy. I could make a case for these guys NOT wearing patches so that the enemy will not know who is opposing them.

27 posted on 03/10/2002 1:50:55 PM PST by xzins
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To: Dallas
Bump for Freedom

I would love to be able to give these guys some Air Support

28 posted on 03/10/2002 1:54:05 PM PST by The Mayor
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To: Dallas
You make a good point and it is appreciated.
29 posted on 03/10/2002 1:56:02 PM PST by cactmh
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To: Dallas
Just out of curiosity.....who is taking the pictures? BUMP for our BRAVE men ..... clearing the way for LIBERTY everywhere....
31 posted on 03/10/2002 1:57:13 PM PST by goodnesswins
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To: xzins;SAMWolf;CIB-173RDABN
Thank you folks for the info (I'm retired USN and don't know squat about Army Uniform standards). They do look like a great bunch of troops! Here's a prayer for their safety. P.S. This post was also to you KG9 Kid...but couldn't get the posting filter to accept your moniker.
33 posted on 03/10/2002 2:07:48 PM PST by grumpster-dumpster
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To: paul544
I couldn't have said it better myself. Having been in the military, but never (thank God) having seen action, I like to think I know what they're thinking. However, I don't know squat!!! You're right...they are true heros. I think I'll go & hug my wife.
34 posted on 03/10/2002 2:14:25 PM PST by Puppage
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To: CIB-173RDABN
I believe so, at least that was the rule when I was in.
35 posted on 03/10/2002 2:18:22 PM PST by SAMWolf
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To: SAMWolf
It's the subdued version of the 10th Mountain Division Unit patch

18 posted on 3/10/02 3:37 PM Mountain by SAMWolf

We here in Colorado honor the original 10th Mountain Division


xeni>a, <truth@YeshuaHaMashiach>

36 posted on 03/10/2002 2:18:22 PM PST by Uri’el-2012
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To: Dallas
To Al Qaeda--the face of Death.

To us--the visage of Freedom.

37 posted on 03/10/2002 2:22:29 PM PST by Faraday
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To: Dallas
Fabulous pictures...fabulous men...just sent an e-mail to our troops...can't say "thank you" enough!
38 posted on 03/10/2002 2:25:57 PM PST by krunkygirl
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To: Dallas
I can see the doc working on one of the guys and I hope that he is OK. They have him on a SKED, are they not carrying litters?


39 posted on 03/10/2002 2:26:09 PM PST by 91B
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To: Dallas
Swat team training?
40 posted on 03/10/2002 2:29:43 PM PST by chainsaw
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To: Dallas
bttt
41 posted on 03/10/2002 3:06:40 PM PST by eureka!
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To: Dallas
Awesome pics. Crack troops. Poor Al-Qaeda.
42 posted on 03/10/2002 3:10:39 PM PST by NeonKnight
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To: TomGuy

Ragheads in the open, 800 meters - FIRE FOR EFFECT!

Yo, Abdul - Special Delivery from Fort Drum, New York - Payback is a Bitch, isn't it?

God Bless our guys!

43 posted on 03/10/2002 3:11:09 PM PST by LouD
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To: Dallas
Boy, was that ever well said.
45 posted on 03/10/2002 3:14:07 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: Dallas
Sweet pic's, thanks! Jim
46 posted on 03/10/2002 3:15:16 PM PST by Colonel Jim
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To: Dallas
I have great respect for men (or women if there are some) who can carry 120 lbs and fight the good fight at altitude. I only wish no more of them would be casualties in the utter defeat of our enemies.
47 posted on 03/10/2002 3:17:06 PM PST by a_witness
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To: LouD
Yo, Abdul - Special Delivery from Fort Drum, New York - Payback is a Bitch, isn't it?

The one post/caption that has given me a genuine belly-laugh today!
Especially with the solemn 6-month rememberance of 9-11 approaching.

God Bless our guys!

Amen and amen.
48 posted on 03/10/2002 3:23:15 PM PST by VOA
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To: Dallas
The 10th Mountain Division

A fairly knowledgeable correspondent to the Hugh Hewitt Show here in Los Angeles
related how the 10th Mountain Division came to be (at least by that name).

Appparently, a number of new units were being added to the Army in the Reagan
military build up of the early 1980s.

I guess the actual naming of the new units had to get the OK of a number of officials,
including one Senator, a WWII veteran who had managed to survive near-fatal
injuries when hit by machine-gun fire in Italy.

Thus, Senator Bob Dole basically said "it's the 10th Mountain Division, or else!".

Don't know if this is urban myth, but it was at least a good story...even if I didn't
always agree with Dole's political stance.
And if anyone has a better explanation of the naming of the division...please post!
49 posted on 03/10/2002 3:29:44 PM PST by VOA
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To: Dallas
Bullseye (o)

Great Post!

50 posted on 03/10/2002 3:35:42 PM PST by antaresequity
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