2013 D-Day Run
June 1st, 2013
The 2nd Annual D-Day Run honors the soldiers who trained at Camp Toccoa
and jumped at Normandy on June 6, 1944. The 10K run will take you in
the footsteps of the 18,000 men who trained on Currahee Mountain during
All proceeds will be used for
the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project that will preserve the legacy of
the men who trained there. Thank you for supporting the D-Day Run and
celebrating the Greatest Generation.
When: Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 8:00 a.m.; check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. Race will be held rain or shine with no refunds.
T-Shirts: All pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt. A limited
number of shirts will be available for those registering on race day on
a first-come, first-served basis.
Where: Currahee Mountain, 5 miles west of Toccoa on Highway 123/2428 Ayersville Road, Toccoa, Georgia 30577
Registration: $20 per person if postmarked before May 24, 2013. Late registration is $25.
Awards: Overall Male/Female, Overall Masters Male/Female and the top 3 finishers in each age group: 10 & under,
11- 20, 21-30, 31-40, 41- 50, 51-60, 61-70, and 71 & older.
click here for entry forms or enter ON-LINE at ACTIVE.COM
2013 Currahee Military Weekend
October 4 – 6, 2013
2012 Currahee Military Weekend - October 5 – 7, 2012
Exhibits are military history
for our local Veterans, Civil War, WWI and WWII. With focus on the
Paratrooper Infantry Regiments that trained at Camp Toccoa in the early
1940's. Invitations are for all paratroopers who trained at Camp
Toccoa, family, friends and general public to attend weekend events. To
honor our Camp Toccoa Veterans, there is no charge for events during
CMW events for the banquet, BBQ & Hangar Dance for WWII Camp Toccoa
Over 17,000 men trained at the Camp Toccoa, which included the 506th,
501st 511th, 511th,517th and 295th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.
We are still researching other groups that were here during that time
and after the last regiment left in 1944.
Click the collage of photos below to see Keith Hornick's facebook
photos from the 2012 Currahee Military Weekend taken at Big A
Elementary School, Stephens County High School, USO Hanger Dance,
Openning Ceremonies, Reenactor Encampment and the Memorial
Service. Past years can be also viewed at Keith's photo pages here....
Click the below photo collage for photos of the 2011 Military Weekend -
Photos by Doug Barber (Brevort) from the flickr album" The Photo
Collection of Jim "Pee Wee" Martin - 101st Airborne Division / 506th
PIR / G Company (WWII) ".
Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Visits Camp Toccoa
On September 1st, 2012 the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Visited
Camp Toccoa. Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours specializes
primarily in WWII itineraries. In the tradition of its late founder,
they have brought thousands of people to the battlesites of Normandy,
Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and Anzio on our D-Day
to the Rhine, Band of Brothers and Italian Campaign tours, to honor the
men who fought for freedom.
From thier website "Ask any of the original members of Easy Company
what made the unit so special and they will answer: "Toccoa." This
training ground in the north Georgia woods was where the bonding
process among the men of the 506th began. " See their offering to
visit Camp Toccoa and follow the footsteps of Easy Company here.
And thanks for their contribution to our cause to bring our dream of making Camp Toccoa a destination.
Photo of the Stephen Ambrose Tour Group Sept. 1st, 2012 taken from the top of Currahhee Mountain
70th Anniversary Camp Toccoa, 501st and 506th Activation in 1942
June 26, 2012 - Friday, July 20th
Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Hwy
123/ West Currahee Street
Special guest speaker Mrs. Robin Sink McClelland, daughter of
Colonel Robert Sink, Commanding Officer 506th at Camp Toccoa.
Colonel Robert Sinkc. 1944
Mrs. Robin Sink McClelland
Special guest speaker Ms.
Valeria Amburgey, daughter of 501st Paratrooper Glenn Amburgey.
Eugene Amburgey Currahee - 1943
501 PIR 2012 Reunion
506 PIR 2012 Reunion
Click on a photo for a larger image
Photos Copyright 2012 - Vic Williams
(Contact for permission to use)