“90 Pounds of Rucksack” Video World Premiere
“90 Pounds of Rucksack” music video filmed and edited by the 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs team will be released to the world on 20 April at 10 AM on the Fort Drum Museum Facebook page.
The 10th Mountain Division band has recrafted “90 Pounds of Rucksack” to allow us to perform the song publically and as a homage to the WW2 originators. The lyrics have been modified, while the tune and spirt remain unchanged. We selected this date as part of our on-going series of post following the WW2 Combat Chronology. The 20th of April is the date, the 10th Mountain transforms itself from Mountain Fighters to mobile Task Forces for the race across the Po – the famous “19 days from Apennines to the Alps”. Although the lead elements utilized vehicles (US, Civilian and captured German) much of the Division marched by foot, often carrying rucksacks. For perspective, I have attached the page from the 10th Mountain Division postwar booklet “Mountaineers” that details the various distances covered during the campaign.
We hope you find the new version as motivational and inspirational as the original. It’s an impressive piece of work that shows the DNA from WW2 is deeply embedded into today’s MOUNTAIN TOUGH Soldiers.