10th Mtn Division Tour – Part Two

There was a cascade of fascinating characters!

Standing to my right is 95 yr old Bruno Cilo, who has been a friend of 10th Mtn Veterans for many years.  He played his trumpet at ceremonies and lunch celebrations with incredible passion!  
To the right is 89 yr old Cathy Chapman,  who is the widow of a 10th Veteran.  She has made this trip many times before.  Also, she was my wife, Annie’s high school PE teacher at the Kent School in Denver.  How life goes around!

Left is Tom Duhs, a retired U.S. Marine officer and military historian extraordinaire.  Tom added his detailed insights and vast 10th Mtn knowledge at every step. 

 

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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life