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Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Currahee Rocks

 
 
Currahee Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2014
1. Currahee Rocks Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Location. 35° 3.392′ N, 78° 53.13′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Bragg Boulevard south of Walter Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville NC 28301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward J. Hale House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scotch Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital
Currahee Rocks Marker is at the base of Iron Mike's feet. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2014
2. Currahee Rocks Marker is at the base of Iron Mike's feet.
The larger plaque: Iron Mike in honor of Airborne Troopers whose courage, dedication, and traditions make them the world's finest fighting soldiers. The museum is in the background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Sherman's Army (approx. mile away); Settlement of the Upper Cape Fear (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Plummer Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Airborne and Special Operations Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2014
3. Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Airborne and Special Operations Museum-inside the main entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2014
4. Airborne and Special Operations Museum-inside the main entrance
Note the paratrooper hanging from the ceiling
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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