Background on Project 

Prior to the 2012 ACORA ITALIA Trip, then 10th Mountain Division Descendants President, Val Rios, discussed with Immediate Past Descendants President, Patricia Thornton, the need to have photographs of all grave sites of the 10th Mountain Division soldiers interred at Florence American Cemetery, available on our Descendant website. Pat Thornton was placed in charge of this project and developed a plan so that participants of the 2012 Trip would take photographs of the grave sites. Most of the grave sites were photographed in 2012 and in 2014.  Val, on a personal trip in Italy, photographed the remaining grave sites. However, some of the photographs needed to be taken again and with the help of John Luncheon and Linda Agnello from the ABMC at the Florence Cemetery, all needed photographs were obtained. Val completed the project and with the approval of then Descendant President, Steve Coffey, the project was made available on this website.