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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 7:48 p.m. PST

"The World War II accomplishments of E Company, of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, are perhaps most famously portrayed in the Steven Spielberg-produced miniseries Band of Brothers.

The 506th, which is part of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, was established in 1942 at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, and underwent extensive training under strict rules and regulations. The most physically challenging part of their training was the regular running of Currahee, a 1,735 ft (529 m) steep hill.

The hill itself became an unofficial symbol of the entire regiment, which adopted the nickname "Currahee," and E Company also adopted the Cherokee word as its motto―We stand alone together…."
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Wolfhag21 Jan 2019 9:27 p.m. PST

"Currahee" is a magic word

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2019 10:55 a.m. PST

(smile)


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14Bore22 Jan 2019 1:36 p.m. PST

Nice treat Armand

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2019 11:17 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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