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CURRAHEE
04-30-2006, 05:20 PM
Currahee Military Weekend Oct 12-15, 2006

The Toccoa/Stephens County Historical Society invites you to attend our third annual Camp Toccoa Reunion and Reenactment Events. Camp Toccoa, now made famous by Band of Brothers, was the birthplace of the 501st, 506th, 507th, 511th, and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments as well as the 460th Arty Battalion, and 596th Combat Engineers (Airborne). We will have Veterans, or their families, from all these regiments attending, along with Veterans of all conflicts since WWII. The 501st, 506th and 507th Vietnam - present day will also have members attending, as well as from the 101st, 82nd, Rangers, and most other units of the U.S. military.

This year we are expanding our focus for the reunion and reenactments to include all WWII units, both Allied and Axis. There has been great response throughout the U.S. and Europe. We hope to have several hundred re-enactors from the Revolutionary War thru Vietnam take part in several battles along with several different military vehicle associations. There will also be displays and aircraft from today’s military. The event will take place at the Toccoa Airport, October 12-15, 2006.

One of the Weekend events will be the dedication of the new Currahee Military Museum which is housed in the restored Toccoa train depot, the debarkation point for most of those men who trained here. Tour the stables used for quarters by first A, then E company of the 506th P.I.R brought "across the pond" from Aldbourne England. This $325,000+ ongoing project is being paid for with donations and proceeds from reunions. During the Currahee Military Weekend we will dedicate the Currahee Military Museum to honor all of our Veterans.

Those interested may participate in the Currahee Challenge Road Race, the "three miles up and three miles down" we saw in Band of Brothers.

This year I would like to send invitations to all local High Schools,Military Academies and many military colleges urging them to send a history class/corps of cadets to the Currahee Military Weekend. We have lost so many veterans in the last few years, this may be the last opportunity to meet and talk with living heroes.

Our invitation is extended to everyone: veterans, active duty personnel, military buffs, history buffs and each and every American who wishes to show their pride in out Veterans. If you know of others who may be interested, please pass along our invitation to them.

Photos of 2004, and 2005 reunion and Information. www.camptoccoareunion.com



Bucky Simmons
Vice President, Toccoa/Stephens County Historical Society
Toccoa, Georgia. United States


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CURRAHEE
05-26-2006, 08:56 PM
There is some confusion as to registration for this event. Re-enactors are not required to sign up. They only need to do that if they wish to attend the banquet where the registration pays the food vendors. This event and the museum is 100 percent volunteer and no one is paid from the proceeds or makes a dime from the event, only to pay the light bills for the museum.

Sorry for the confusion !

Bucky Simmons