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Fort Drum's iconic mountaineer statue upright again

A photo of the restored "Climb to Glory" statue.


The 10th Mountain Division's iconic statue is upright again a week after high winds toppled the monument located in a park at Fort Drum in northern New York.


Officials at the Army post say workers reconnected the 18-foot-tall Military Mountaineers Monument to its base Thursday afternoon.


The 1,800-pound sculpture known as "Climb To Glory" was knocked over late on the night of Nov. 6 when it was hit by a tent dislodged by high winds. The tent had been sent up for a Veterans Day ceremony the following day.


Fort Drum official say the sculpture sustained minimal damage because it landed on a thick bed of mulch.


The statue was installed in 1991. It depicts a World War II soldier using a rope to assist a climbing 10th Mountain soldier outfitted in modern gear.

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