Start Cps schools that will be consolidating

Cps schools that will be consolidating

Men were trained to build snow caves; taught to cook the mountain ration individually; trained in the prevention of avalanches; and instructed in rescue work.

Meanwhile, a site had been chosen for a brand new camp to house the 87th, on the Continental Divide in Colorado, at 9,480 feet above sea level.

Camp Hale was to be complete with a mile-long ski tow, several rope tows, stables, and even ski waxing rooms in the barracks.

In January of 1942 all manner of ski and winter equipment was issued, and ski calisthenics were given in the mud of Fort Lewis, Washington.

Intensive military training began in September at the Main Camp in Fort Lewis with rigorous conditioning and range work. WILLIS took command of the regiment under the over-all command of Colonel ROLFE.

Over a hundred types of equipment and vehicles were tested.

Units and detachments, to the size of battalions, bivouacked in the surrounding mountains at 12,000 feet, and ran problems and tests in the snow and extreme cold.

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