Originally Posted by habacomike
You might like to read the book the PBS film was based on: The Last Ridge. I found it an interesting read.
Interesting coincidence: Mark got that book for me at a bookstore in Boston. The store was playing Stevie Nick's Landslide. The 10th Mountain Division fiction piece I've been working on is called Loveland: Reflections in the Snow.
I had a rather odd experience the other day. I was working at the Edwin Carter Museum in Breck. In the late afternoon, the Breckenridge Historic Alliance was having a meeting. I started to have a very pleasant conversation with a man in a wheelchair, who used to own a small hotel in Breckenridge. He was talking about Camp Hale, but didn't look quite old enough to be a member of the 10th during World War II. Apparently, he was there doing the Korean War, training soldiers for mountain warfare. Then, I asked his military background. It turns out that he was born in Germany, was a member of Hitler Youth, but had received an immigration visa to move to the states. However, once he was here, he had to agree to train the US army, or else be deported back to Germany.
Needless to say, this was not a typical day at the musem!