10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum

10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum Welcome to the official page for the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum. The mission of the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum
is to collect and preserve the material history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum.

Using the collected material to present the history of each from its formation to the present; with the goal of being honest and accurate as well as establishing espri de corps in soldiers, their families, civilian personnel, and the local community.

Operating as usual

Commissioned in mid-1953, he attended Ranger School and received his Ranger Tab. 2LT James Earl Jones was assigned to 38...
05/04/2021

Commissioned in mid-1953, he attended Ranger School and received his Ranger Tab. 2LT James Earl Jones was assigned to 38th Regimental Combat Team which established the cold weather training command at Camp Hale following the Korean War. While not a member to the 10th he was a mountain soldier. May the 4th be with you.

Commissioned in mid-1953, he attended Ranger School and received his Ranger Tab. 2LT James Earl Jones was assigned to 38th Regimental Combat Team which established the cold weather training command at Camp Hale following the Korean War. While not a member to the 10th he was a mountain soldier. May the 4th be with you.

2 May 1945 The German Army in Italy surrenders. Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-610
05/02/2021

2 May 1945 The German Army in Italy surrenders.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-610

2 May 1945 The German Army in Italy surrenders.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-610

1 May 1945 A patrol of 85th Mountain Regiment soldiers cross Lake Garda on amphibious vehicles called DUKW and head towa...
05/01/2021

1 May 1945 A patrol of 85th Mountain Regiment soldiers cross Lake Garda on amphibious vehicles called DUKW and head toward Riva on the west road shore.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-142

1 May 1945 A patrol of 85th Mountain Regiment soldiers cross Lake Garda on amphibious vehicles called DUKW and head toward Riva on the west road shore.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-142

30 April 1945 The 10th Mountain Division takes the town of Torbole.  Col. Darby and SMG Evans are killed in an artillery...
04/30/2021

30 April 1945 The 10th Mountain Division takes the town of Torbole. Col. Darby and SMG Evans are killed in an artillery shell explosion.

30 April 1945 The 10th Mountain Division takes the town of Torbole. Col. Darby and SMG Evans are killed in an artillery shell explosion.

29 April 1945 The German Army direct their fire into the tunnels at Lake Garda at the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, K...
04/29/2021

29 April 1945 The German Army direct their fire into the tunnels at Lake Garda at the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Killing 5 and wounding many more.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-295

29 April 1945 The German Army direct their fire into the tunnels at Lake Garda at the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Killing 5 and wounding many more.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-295

Although the German Army is now in full retreat, the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment's advance is slowed because the Ger...
04/28/2021

Although the German Army is now in full retreat, the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment's advance is slowed because the Germans have blown the first of 6 tunnels through which the road along Lake Garda's east shore passes.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-269

Although the German Army is now in full retreat, the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment's advance is slowed because the Germans have blown the first of 6 tunnels through which the road along Lake Garda's east shore passes.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-269

General Hays moves the 10th Mountain Division northward along the east shore of Lake Garda.
04/27/2021

General Hays moves the 10th Mountain Division northward along the east shore of Lake Garda.

General Hays moves the 10th Mountain Division northward along the east shore of Lake Garda.

Col. William Darby is given the mission of capturing Verona.
04/25/2021

Col. William Darby is given the mission of capturing Verona.

Col. William Darby is given the mission of capturing Verona.

The 86th Mountain Regiment crosses the Po River as the Division expands its bridgehead and reconnoiters routes north.Pho...
04/24/2021

The 86th Mountain Regiment crosses the Po River as the Division expands its bridgehead and reconnoiters routes north.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-714

The 86th Mountain Regiment crosses the Po River as the Division expands its bridgehead and reconnoiters routes north.

Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD-714

1st Battalion 87th Mountain Regiment crosses the Po River, under fire, with men from D Company 126th Engineers manning t...
04/23/2021

1st Battalion 87th Mountain Regiment crosses the Po River, under fire, with men from D Company 126th Engineers manning the assault boats. By midnight the rest of the 87th Mountain Regiment would join them.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-338

1st Battalion 87th Mountain Regiment crosses the Po River, under fire, with men from D Company 126th Engineers manning the assault boats. By midnight the rest of the 87th Mountain Regiment would join them.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-338

Task Force Duff is now the spearhead of the 5th Army's drive to the Po River.  While roaming the column, General Duff is...
04/22/2021

Task Force Duff is now the spearhead of the 5th Army's drive to the Po River. While roaming the column, General Duff is seriously wounded and Brig Gen. Ruffner takes command of the task force.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-146

Task Force Duff is now the spearhead of the 5th Army's drive to the Po River. While roaming the column, General Duff is seriously wounded and Brig Gen. Ruffner takes command of the task force.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-146

Task Force Duffs rapid dash continues across the Po Valley with both flanks exposed.Photo:  German prisoners captured in...
04/21/2021

Task Force Duffs rapid dash continues across the Po Valley with both flanks exposed.

Photo: German prisoners captured in the Po Valley are marched along a dirt road.

Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-261

Task Force Duffs rapid dash continues across the Po Valley with both flanks exposed.

Photo: German prisoners captured in the Po Valley are marched along a dirt road.

Courtesy of the Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-261

04/20/2021

Premiere of a modern remake of 10th Mountain Division’s “90 Pounds of Rucksack”

The museum will be closed Tuesday April 20 for work on the building's utilities.
04/19/2021

The museum will be closed Tuesday April 20 for work on the building's utilities.

The museum will be closed Tuesday April 20 for work on the building's utilities.

18 April 1945 The 85th Infantry Division attacks down route 64 on the 10th Mountain Division's right.Photo courtesy of D...
04/18/2021

18 April 1945 The 85th Infantry Division attacks down route 64 on the 10th Mountain Division's right.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD-107

18 April 1945 The 85th Infantry Division attacks down route 64 on the 10th Mountain Division's right.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD-107

17 March 1945 Moving rapidly north along the high ground east of the Samoggia river, advance elements of the 10th Mounta...
04/17/2021

17 March 1945 Moving rapidly north along the high ground east of the Samoggia river, advance elements of the 10th Mountain Division capture positions on Mt. Avezzano and Mt. San Michele and soon occupy the spurs overlooking the Po Valley.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-266

17 March 1945 Moving rapidly north along the high ground east of the Samoggia river, advance elements of the 10th Mountain Division capture positions on Mt. Avezzano and Mt. San Michele and soon occupy the spurs overlooking the Po Valley.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD351-2019-266

16 April 1945 The 87th Mountain Regiment captures Tole, four miles east of  Mt. della Spe. Photo courtesy of Denver Publ...
04/16/2021

16 April 1945 The 87th Mountain Regiment captures Tole, four miles east of Mt. della Spe.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD-181

16 April 1945 The 87th Mountain Regiment captures Tole, four miles east of Mt. della Spe.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD-181

14 April 1945 Moving 24 hours ahead of other allied forces, the 10th Mountain Division assaults German positions on the ...
04/14/2021

14 April 1945 Moving 24 hours ahead of other allied forces, the 10th Mountain Division assaults German positions on the hills north of Mt. dalle Spe. This would be the division's bloodiest day and PFC. John D. Magrath would knock out four German machine guns and be killed by mortar fire. For these heroic acts PFC Magrath is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

14 April 1945 Moving 24 hours ahead of other allied forces, the 10th Mountain Division assaults German positions on the hills north of Mt. dalle Spe. This would be the division's bloodiest day and PFC. John D. Magrath would knock out four German machine guns and be killed by mortar fire. For these heroic acts PFC Magrath is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

12 April 1945 The 86th Mountain Regiment ended a 6 day operation laying down 70 miles of communication lines.
04/12/2021

12 April 1945 The 86th Mountain Regiment ended a 6 day operation laying down 70 miles of communication lines.

12 April 1945 The 86th Mountain Regiment ended a 6 day operation laying down 70 miles of communication lines.

Timeline Photos
04/07/2021

Timeline Photos

A Division Memorial service was held at US Cemetery south of Florence.Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-75
04/06/2021

A Division Memorial service was held at US Cemetery south of Florence.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-75

A Division Memorial service was held at US Cemetery south of Florence.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-75

The 85th Mountain Regiment OP came under enemy machine gun firePhoto courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-647
04/04/2021

The 85th Mountain Regiment OP came under enemy machine gun fire

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-647

The 85th Mountain Regiment OP came under enemy machine gun fire

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-647

1 April 1945 The chaplains conducted Easter services, note the field pipe organ.Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library ...
04/01/2021

1 April 1945 The chaplains conducted Easter services, note the field pipe organ.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-36

1 April 1945 The chaplains conducted Easter services, note the field pipe organ.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-36

Photos from 10th Mountain Division Band's post
04/01/2021

Photos from 10th Mountain Division Band's post

3rd Battalion 85th Mountain Regiment is moved to a division training location to refine their skills for the combat to c...
03/28/2021

3rd Battalion 85th Mountain Regiment is moved to a division training location to refine their skills for the combat to come.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-617

3rd Battalion 85th Mountain Regiment is moved to a division training location to refine their skills for the combat to come.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-617

03/26/2021
A 36-man patrol from the 87th Mountain Regiment was sent out on a patrol near Calvana attacking enemy building stronghol...
03/24/2021

A 36-man patrol from the 87th Mountain Regiment was sent out on a patrol near Calvana attacking enemy building strongholds.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-2019-159

A 36-man patrol from the 87th Mountain Regiment was sent out on a patrol near Calvana attacking enemy building strongholds.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-2019-159

Congresswoman Clare Booth Luce visits 86th Mountain Regiment's Command Post to talk to soldiers during combat.Photo cour...
03/23/2021

Congresswoman Clare Booth Luce visits 86th Mountain Regiment's Command Post to talk to soldiers during combat.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-161

Congresswoman Clare Booth Luce visits 86th Mountain Regiment's Command Post to talk to soldiers during combat.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-161

03/19/2021

We're getting closer and closer. Five more representatives have signed on to the Ghost Army Gold Medal bill. Thanks to Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA), Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC) Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO)and Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-02) for honoring this one-of-a-kind unit. We now have 266 co-sponsors, and need just 24 more to move the bill forward! #GhostArmyGold #WWII #veterans

3rd Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment replaced 1st Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment on the front line under artillery fir...
03/16/2021

3rd Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment replaced 1st Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment on the front line under artillery fire.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-39

3rd Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment replaced 1st Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment on the front line under artillery fire.

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-39

While C Company 2nd Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment was under intense sniper fire, one GI is quoted saying, "Let the sn...
03/12/2021

While C Company 2nd Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment was under intense sniper fire, one GI is quoted saying, "Let the snipers alone. They'll keep the visiting brass away!"

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD351-2019-285

While C Company 2nd Battalion 86th Mountain Regiment was under intense sniper fire, one GI is quoted saying, "Let the snipers alone. They'll keep the visiting brass away!"

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD351-2019-285

"How to Think Like an Officer: the Officer as Visionary" presented by Dr. Reed Bonadonna. The lecture will be held virtu...
03/09/2021

"How to Think Like an Officer: the Officer as Visionary" presented by Dr. Reed Bonadonna. The lecture will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11th, 2021, at 6:30 PM EST. You can view the lecture fee online at https://www.armywarcollege.edu/live.

"How to Think Like an Officer: the Officer as Visionary" presented by Dr. Reed Bonadonna. The lecture will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11th, 2021, at 6:30 PM EST. You can view the lecture fee online at https://www.armywarcollege.edu/live.

Address

10502 S Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, NY
13602

General information

Social Media Policy The 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum understands that social media is a swift and advantageous way to share the history of 10th Mountain Division from its formation at Camp Hale, Colorado to the present; as well as the military history of Fort Drum with those who are interested all over the world. However, as most of us know using social media presents certain risks and responsibilities. To aid you in your use of this social media we have established guidelines for responsible decision-making and appropriate conduct. This policy applies to all soldiers and civilians, families and historians. Guidelines In this generation the world of social media is ever expanding and it is ultimately, you, who are responsible for what you post online. Before you post anything consider the consequences. Keep in mind that if your post does not follow the guidelines listed here then your post will be removed and your account blocked. The 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum’s mission is to share knowledge, as well as, learn from those of you who carry a bit of its history in your own pasts. We ask that those of you who have any knowledge or anecdotes of the history of the 10th Mountain Division or Fort Drum share it with us, and do so by following these posting guidelines here: -While this is an open forum, it’s also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and posts clean. -Be respectful of others when posting. Do not post videos, photos, or audio clips that could be viewed as malicious, obscene, threatening or intimidating, that disparage other users from visiting the site. -Make sure that what you are posting is honest and accurate, as well as, appropriate to the sites mission. -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense. If you have any further questions please message me. Kent Bolke, Curator -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense.

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(315) 774-0391

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I need to email the Museum historian does anyone know who I need to contact? As need to know if this plate was used on a WLA motorcycle when the base was know as Pine Camp before it was Fort Drum
I have an ancestor who served in the War of 1812 buried in the Sanford Corners Cemetery in LeRay. I am actually looking for his son who may have been buried in the Quaker Cemetery, since he is not in the Sanford cemetery. I wanted to send an e-mail with details in it. Maybe you could look through your records to see if he's there. Could one of the staff at the museum private message me a contact e-mail? Thanks.
I think yous guys are awesome
Hero’s the lot of them
1st pic, March 1985, The Sentinal was the Posts' paper then. 2nd pic, article written by our Company Commander, Cpt Dianna Smith. Retired LTC, still lives in Adams, NY. Our 1stSgt, Bill Lenderman retired as CSM. Delta Co has a fb page and we still keep in touch and support each other.
sorry its so blurry
10th Mtn 85-I Anthony "Tony" Sileo Induction to Veterans Hall of Fame.