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    • Medics practice travois evacuation

    • Pvt. Leon Whritenour (left) and Pfc. Peter Guletto (right) carry Pfc. William C. Woods down a slope by means of a travois, an old Indian carry adapted by the French to mountain operations. Litter is belayed by a man farther up the slope (not shown...
    • Mountain warfare--Italy--1940-1950.; Rock climbing--Training--1940-1950.; Medical aspects of war--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--American--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • Medics belay litter for practice

    • Fifteen Tenth Mountain Division medics watch as Pfc. Earnest Marshal of Company C., lashed to a litter and belayed from above, is lowered joltlessly over steep rock. This rock climbing school was organized during the Italian Campaing under the...
    • Rock climbing--Training--1940-1950.; Medical aspects of war--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--American--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • Medics learn mountain evacuation methods

    • Shows Tenth Mountain Division medics learning mountain evacuation methods during a rock-climbing school held in Italy under the direction of Captain John H. Weaver. Shown in the photograph are Corporal Frank J. Chierello, T/5 Warren B. Sasnett,...
    • Rock climbing--Training--1940-1950.; Medical aspects of war--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • Practicing evacuation by litter basket

    • A soldier is lowered to the ground in a litter basket by two others. A rock climbing school for Tenth Mountain Division medics was held during the Italian Campaign in April 1945. This photograph was probably taken at that time.
    • Rock climbing--Training--1940-1950.; Medical aspects of war--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--American--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • Practicing evacuation techniques

    • Twelve Tenth Mountain Division soldiers practice evacuation techniques. One holds a rope upslope from the medic carrying a "wounded" soldier down a steep hill; the rope steadies the man with the load, which is called belaying. Trees in the...
    • Rock climbing--Training--1940-1950.; Medical aspects of war--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • [1945]
    • Evacuation by litter basket

    • Pfc. Robert Schutte is lowered to the ground over leafless trees in a litter basket during a rock climbing school for Tenth Mountain Division medics held during the Italian Campaign under the direction of Captain John Weaver, Jr. Three soldiers...
    • Rock climbing--Training--1940-1950.; Medical aspects of war--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--American--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945

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