EVENTS & PHOTO GALLERY 2022

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February 19-21, 2022

Boy Scout Troop 400 from Florida arrived at Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc on Sat Feb 19 and departed on Mon Feb 21 2022.

 

They spent two nights in the barracks at Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc, and learned the history of Camp Toccoa. They also walked Currahee Mountain during their visit.

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March 7, 2022

Camp Toccoa welcomed the USAF 480th ISR group that visited the camp and ran Currahee Mountain. 

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March 12 - 13, 2022

 

The Todd LeMaster is a supporter of CTaC and rented the barracks for his group. While here his group, toured the facilities, were told of the history and plans of CTaC, walked Currahee, watched videos about CTaC and the men who trained here, and they stayed overnight in the 506th barrack. It was the coldest night of the year but they remained warm due to the generous donations to CTaC by the Hart EMC Foundation’s Operation Roundup. Todd plans to bring another group in April. 

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March 20, 2022

The Coloma MI High School baseball team that visited Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc.  Mr Kevin Van Peteghem, their coach, coordinated with CTaC to arrange for the visit. While visiting Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc the team received a tour of the camp and learned the history of the men who trained here. They concluded their visit with a walk/run up & down Currahee.

March 24 - 27, 2022

Re-enactors from the H Company of the 504 Regiment of the 82nd Airbourne Division visited the Camp Toccoa for four days. While at the camp, they re-enacted the 511 Regiment which left Camp Toccoa in March of 1943. The group is led by Captain Brian Shelton. As the above pictures show, they set up a mess tent along with a dishwashing station, marched, conducted rifle practice and ran up Currahee Mountain. The group stayed in the 517th barracks.

March 31, 2022

 

The 1st Battalion 506th Infantry of the 101st Division (Red Currahees) visited Camp Toccoa at Currahee and ran Currahee Mountain. They are Commanded by Lt Col Jeff Farmer.

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April 2, 2022

South Carolina Army National Guard and ROTC cadets from Clemson, Furman, Bob Jones, Anderson, USC Upstate, and Lander Universities visited the Camp and ran  Currahee Mountain. 

April 7, 2022

The 2 58th IR " Patriots" from Ft Benning visited Camp Toccoa.  They visited the facilities and learned the history of the Camp Toccoa before and after their run up and down Currahee.

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April 22, 2022

 

A church group from the Atlanta area camped and utilized the pavilion at Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc on Friday evening  Apr 22 2022, they repelled Currahee Sat morning Apr 23 2022. They toured the facilities at Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc and learned the history of the men who trained here.

May 11, 2022

The above is video of the 4th Ranger Battalion from Ft. Benning running up Currahee Mt.  While visiting, they leaned about the history of the Camp and the men who trained here. 

The video is courtesy of Stefan and Mandy Lee Boiten from the Netherlands who were visiting the Camp at that time as well. Thanks Stefan and Mandy Lee for capturing the moment.

As a token of appreciation, the 4th Ranger Battalion presented CTAC with a plaque and two challenge coins. 

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May 26, 2022

Members of the 263 AAMDC South Carolina National Guard visited Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc and ran Currahee Mountain. 

While at Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc they learned the history of the camp and visited the buildings and C-47 on the site. After showering and changing at Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc they were heading to the  Currahee Military Museum and then on to the local VFW Post 4346 to dine on spaghetti.

May 30

More than 150 people attended the Memorial Day service. The Junior ROTC presented the colors and the VFW post 4346 performed  flag folding.

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June 1 - 2

Bethlehem Academy from Bethlehem, GA stayed overnight at the Camp then ran up Currahee Mountain the next day.  While at the Camp, they received a tour and learned the history of the men who trained there. They were presented with t-shirts by the school for their stay and run. 

June 3 & 4

The annual Banquet (June 3) & Run up Currahee (June 4) was held in honor of D-Day.  Approximately 100 people attended the banquet to hear the guest speaker J.D. Huitt of the History Underground channel on YouTube. In November of 2020, episode 100 of History Underground featured Easy Company and Camp Toccoa. To date, the video has been viewed over half a million times. J.D. spoke about the importance of history and history education. 

On June 4th, CTaC had more than 290 paid participants either runner or sponsor runner come out to run 3 miles up and 3 miles down Currahee Mountain.  The winner was Ronan O’Neill, a 19 year old from Pendleton SC with a time of 40:42.   Previously he won in 2019 as a 16 year old. (Ronan pictured above along with a picture of his fleet feet)

June 6

Courtesy of:

THE TOCCOA RECORD

BYLINE: J. TODD TRUELOVE

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Camp Toccoa at Currahee hosted its first wedding event Monday.

 Andrew Shiffer and Alexa Berry tied the knot at Camp Toccoa after Shiffer discussed many options for their wedding with his bride.

 

 Shiffer’s a 2007 graduate of Stephens County High School, but he’s been in the military since 2006 through a split option program.

Shiffer said he came up with the idea to have the wedding at Camp Toccoa at Currahee after the Army decided to revert its uniforms back to the former “pinks and greens” from the World War II era. Shiffer said he was fortunate to have already had such a uniform to wear for the June 6 wedding. "I had to search … and piece together the uniform,” he said. And his soon-to-be-wife Alexa, he said, was enthusiastic about the idea. "She’s (Alexa) a huge Band of Brothers fan,” Shiffer said.  "We tried to go as old school as possible with it,” Shiffer said. 

  He said he was stationed in Montana when he met Alexa, who is a native of Oregon.

   

They started planning for their wedding in 2021 and visited Camp Toccoa at Currahee in March of that year when they asked about having the wedding. Shiffer said they intentionally planned to have their wedding on June 6, the date of the D-Day Normandy landings in 1944. "It fit the theme,” Shiffer said. "This place has always been motivational for me since joining,” Shiffer said. “I don’t think we could have found a better location.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

June 9 

Empower Academy Jr. ROTC from Jackson County, GA visited the Camp walked up Currahee Mountain. They are led by CSM Melvin Farr. While at the Camp they learned about the men who trained here and visited the facilities and exhibits. They had lunch at the pavilion.

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June 28, 2022

Four adult leaders from Houston Tx who brought members of their troop to BSA camp at Rainey Mountain in Rabun County Ga took time from their busy schedule to visit CTaC on Tuesday June 28 2022. They were Steve Simpson, Boy Scout Master; Jeff Hunt, Assistant Scout Master, Austin Sharp, Assistant Scout Master and Ash Alashqar father of scout. They received a tour of the camp and learned of the history of Camp Toccoa.  BSM Simpson (in red shirt) is all smiles taking a picture with volunteers from CTaC.

July 15 & 16, 2022

Capt Darren Cinatl and several friends stayed in the 506th barracks on Fri night July 15 and Sat night July 16th. Having just returned from an assignment in Poland Captain Cinatl and several friends visited and stayed at Camp Toccoa at Currahee. During their visit they walked up and down Currahee, toured both the Camp and Currahee Military Museum, went to VFW Post 4346 and ate at X Factor. Attached are a couple of pics.