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It was Washington, D.C., July 15, 1943. At the War Department it was noted that a new division was being activated as of that date - the lOth Light Division. Out in Colorado the usual afternoon cloudburst broke loose as the journal clerk recorded the fact that the division had been officially activated. A month later there was a formal occasion; Pando, Colorado witnessed the parade and ceremonies honoring the birth of the Tenth. Major General Lloyd E. Jones reviewed the troops.
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Lockwood, Theodore and United States Army, "Mountaineers" (1950). World War Regimental Histories. 6.
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