Hear Tales of the 10th Mountain Division during Memorial Day weekend in Vail
The Colorado Snowsports Museum will celebrate and honor the renowned mountain troops of the 10th Mountain Division during Memorial Day weekend with a pair of events focused on helping to preserve the legacy and history of the 10th.
On Friday, May 24, the museum’s popular “Tales of the 10th” presentation series returns with 10th Mountain veteran Sandy Treat. Now 96 years old, Treat trained at Camp Hale with the 10th Mountain Division before the mountain troopers shipped out and played a key role in bringing World War II in Europe to an end.
Treat recounts his time and training at Camp Hale, along with stories of the 10th as they advanced through Italy against heavy resistance from German troops. Sandy Treat’s Tales of the 10th is scheduled for Friday afternoons from 3 to 4 pm. A donation of $5 is requested.
On Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m., the museum will host a public meet-and-greet with 10th Mountain Division veteran Dick Over. Like Treat, Over served his country proudly during World War II with the 10th. For almost 70 years, Over has shared the heroic story of the 10th Mountain Division. At the age of 94, Over continues to volunteer his time to the Colorado Snowsports Museum’s Resource Center and the Denver International Airport USO.
The recently renovated Colorado Snowsports Museum showcases the largest collection of 10th Mountain Division artifacts in the nation. In addition, the museum screens “Climb to Glory,” the acclaimed 10th Mountain documentary film, on a continuous loop daily.
The Colorado Snowsports Museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, visit http://www.snowsportsmuseum.org or call 970-476-1876.
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