Near Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Col. Robert Sink Memorial Trail
Dedicated by the “Five-O-Sinks” The 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association, November 4, 2000, at Toccoa, Georgia.
Duty — Honor — Country
Robert F. Sink, Lt. Gen. U.S. Army, April 3, 1905 – December 13, 1965.
“Currahee” • “We Stand Alone”
Erected 2000 by The 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association.
Location. 34° 33.098′ N, 83° 23.727′ W. Marker is near Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is at the intersection of Dicks Hill Parkway (Old U.S. 123) and Col. Robert Sink Trail, former Currahee Mt. Rd., on the right when traveling south on Dicks Hill Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toccoa GA 30577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Staley Cottage (approx. 3.4 miles away); Haddock Inn (approx. 3½ miles away); The Old Toccoa Falls Power Plant (approx. 3½ miles away); Morrison Hall - Old Barn (approx. 3½ miles away); Alan Todd Yearwood Memorial Garden (approx. 3½ miles away); Bandy Cottage Alumni House (approx. 3½ miles away); Gate Cottage (approx. 3½ miles away); Ring Music Hall (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
Also see . . . Camp Toccoa, Georgia, 1942. “Cadre personnel arrived at Toccoa June 1942 for the purposes of organizing and training paratroopers at Camp General Robert Toombs. The story goes that Colonel Robert F. Sink, 506th Regimental Commander, thought that it was bad psychology to have young men arrive at Toccoa, travel Route 13 past a casket factory to learn to jump at Camp “Tombs,” so he persuaded the Department of the Army to change the name to Camp Toccoa.” (Submitted on August 2, 2008.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Thomas Colones of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 6,346 times since then and 86 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Thomas Colones of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.