Watertown in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Reactivation and Contingency Operations
The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) was reactivated at Fort Drum on February 13, 1985. By 1988, with the support of Fort Drum's world class civilian workforce, the Division was manned, equipped, trained and certified as combat ready, As the Army's newest Division, the 10th Mountain was designed to rapidly deploy anywhere in the world, and it did.
Some of the initial units of the Division served as the Multinational Force and observers in Egypt. The Division's first mission came in 1992, providing disaster relief to the residents of Southern Florida after Hurricane Andrew. Later that year, the 10th Mountain deployed to Somalia, conducting humanitarian and combat operations. On the heels of its return from Somalia, the Division deployed to Haiti on a humanitarian mission. Units of the Division also participated in peacekeeping missions in the Balkans, with deployments to Bosnia and Kosovo from 1997 to 2002.
The Army repeatedly called upon the 10th Mountain Division combat and support troops as forces were needed to sustain American presence around the world between 1985 and 2002. It was during this time that the
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Peace • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is February 13, 1985.
Location. 43° 57.722′ N, 75° 53.355′ W. Marker is in Watertown, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Thompson Park east of Thompson Blvd., on the right when traveling east. Located in Thompson Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watertown NY 13601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 10th Mountain Division Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Global War on Terrorism (a few steps from this marker); Early Settlers of Watertown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Roswell Pettibone Flower (approx. 1.4 miles away); Public Square Fountain (approx. 1.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Henry Keep Home (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.