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John Handy


Handy, John L.

Rank, Company, Regiment

2nd LT   HQ 3rd  87th

Birth date/Death Date


Vermont Location




Importance of Vermont

"I didn't live in Vermont at the time, but moved there   after the War for the winter, the mountains, some 10th Mountain friends and a   job at Middlebury College…I taught my four children to ski as soon as they   could walk. The whole family took x-c ski trips together frequently. Some of   us raced x-c and downhill. We moved to Stowe, ran a school at the bottom of   the mountain and ran a winter mountaineering program there."

First skiing experience




Competitive Skiing


What was your experience in the 10th like?

"One of the most meaningful of my life. Developed close,   lasting friendships with remarkable people, learned to ski and to survive in   harsh conditions."

Why did you join the 10th?

"To learn to ski, serve the country, learn winter survival   skills, adventure and challenge."

Ski Patrol


Ski School


Ski Industry


Vermont Ski Area Connection


Role of Skiing in your Life


Other information


Photograph information


Information submitted by

Jinky Handy, daughter