Currahee Rocks

Currahee Rocks (HM1GSC)

Location: Fayetteville, NC 28301 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 3.392', W 78° 53.13'

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The rock base beneath Iron Mike has its own story. In July 1942 over 5,000 men arrived at Camp Toccoa for training as a new type of soldier, a Paratrooper. Over the next few years over 17,000 soldiers of the 501st, 506th, 511th, and the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments trained at Camp Toccoa.

The boulders were acquired with the assistance of the landowner, the US Army and the city of Fayetteville from the storied Currahee Mountain in Toccoa, Georgia. Today "Currahee" is the motto of the 506th PIR.

"Currahee" is a Native American word that means "Stand Alone". Paratroopers "Stand Alone" as they drop behind enemy lines
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 692833 N 3881356
Decimal Degrees35.05653333, -78.88550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 3.392', W 78° 53.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 3' 23.52" N, 78° 53' 7.8" W
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Area Code(s)910, 919
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville NC 28301, US
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