More than 3000 men and women from the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum near the town of Watertown in New York State, are deployed in the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo.
They're enforcing a delicate peace between Kosovar Serbs and Kosovar Albanians. And they're helping to rebuild a region torn apart by war. But for the individual soldier, the daily grind of peacekeeping can sometimes obscure the mission.
Reporter David Sommerstein recently traveled to Kosovo with the U.S. Army and has this report for Dateline.