A highly distinguished and illustrious US Army division, the 10th Mountain Division is well-known for its involvement in Mogadishu and lengthy deployment throughout the War on Terror.
The 10th Mountain Division is a well-known and respected division in the US Army. It was created during World War II to fight in Italy’s Apennine Mountains and played a role in Mogadishu during the Black Hawk Down incident. It became the most deployed division during the Global War on Terror, fighting insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq. The division’s members were volunteers, including skiers, mountaineers, and loggers. They helped improve mountain rescue tactics and inspired the US ski industry. The division was deactivated after WWII, reactivated in 1985, and has been involved in numerous operations worldwide. Three 10th Mountain soldiers earned the Medal of Honor for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.