710th BSB Soldiers make Mountain Peak surmountable

By Staff Sgt. NATHAN AKRIDGE

FORT POLK, La. – Patriot Soldiers participating in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Mountain Peak exercise from Feb. 26 to March 14 faced an enemy that has plagued Soldiers from the time of Genghis Khan to the Dough Boys fighting in the trenches of World War I — mud.

When the rains moved in and thick mud stopped heavy vehicles, a group of Soldiers from 710th Brigade Support Battalion got down and dirty to help recover vehicles that were stuck in the quagmire.

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