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I Soldiered with America's Elite 10th…

I Soldiered with America's Elite 10th Mountain Division of W.W.II

by Carl V. Cossin

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Cossin describes his Olympic heroes coming from Europe to join the American 10th Mountain Division. He shows his admiration for the rugged old platoon sergeant who punished and tempered soldiers for war. He shows his sincerity about Army training. He describes the horror of combat from close observation. He describes a common, easy way of knocking out nine enemy trucks in the dark of night. He describes a way of tricking his enemy. He also describes how he and his friends were tricked by the enemy. He showed how his general used trickery to capture a mountain. He was an American soldier, a combat infantry veteran of two separate wars: the 10th Mountain Infantry Division in W. W. II in the Italian Alps. He was a two-year occupation soldier in Japan from 1948 to 1950. He was a combat infantry soldier of the 24th Infantry Division in Korea. He was a prisoner of war in Korea for three years from July 1950 to August 1953. He was subjected not only to physical suffering but also to intense psychological pressures.

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