The Town of Vail is pleased to announce 10th Mountain Division Veterans Sandy Treat and Dick Over as honorary 2019 Vail America Days™ Parade Marshals. Dick Over states, "It is an honor for me to represent the 10th Mountain Division as a Grand Marshal for the Vail 4th of July parade. Vail is special to me and I greatly appreciate everyone's efforts to make sure that the story of the 10th is preserved forever."
Now 96-years-old, Sandy Treat trained at Camp Hale with the 10th Mountain Division before the mountain troopers shipped out to Italy and played a key role in bringing World War II in Europe to an end. As an accomplished collegiate skier for Dartmouth College, Treat instructed fellow 10th Mountain troopers, using his cross country knowledge to teach them how to ski through trees with their 90-pound backpacks. Each Friday at 3 pm at the Colorado Snowsports Museum in Vail, Treat recounts his time and training at Camp Hale, along with stories of the 10th as they advanced through Italy against heavy resistance from German troops.
Like Treat, Dick Over served his country proudly during World War II with the 10th Mountain Division, seeing action in the Aleutian Islands of Kiska and Attu. For almost 70 years, Over has shared the heroic story of the 10th Mountain Division with people of all ages. At the age of 95, Dick continues to volunteer his time for the Colorado Snowsports Museum. The Museum will host a public meet and greet with Dick Over following the parade from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm on July 4 at the Museum.
Meet & Greet with Dick Over & Tales of the 10th with Sandy Treat
New to the schedule for this year, the Colorado Snowsports Museum invites the public to a Meet and Greet with Dick Over, 10th Mountain Veteran. Taking place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, this special event, hosted at the Museum, will provide a unique opportunity to chat with a veteran of the 10th Mountain. In addition to the meet and greet with Over, the Museum will also play host to 10th veteran Sandy Treat’s weekly “Tales of the 10th” on Friday afternoon, July 5, at 3 p.m. A $5 donation is requested for the presentation.
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