WHAT DOES CURRAHEE MEAN?
We named our brewery after Currahee in honor of the Cherokee people who are deeply rooted in Western North Carolina as well as the brave men and women in the military who fought and continue to fight for our freedoms today.
Currahee originally stems from the Cherokee Indian word which roughly translates to "Stand Alone."
Currahee is the official motto of the 506th Infantry Regiment, originally designated as the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th PIR) during World War II, a unit of the 101st Airborne Division. The unit was made famous by their role in Operation Overlord (D-Day), Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and many other campaigns throughout World War II, and the Vietnam War. 506th Infantry Regiment continue to defend our nation today.
Currahee is also a mountain located in Stephens County, Georgia, near Toccoa, and was the training site of the 506th PIR at Camp Toccoa. Currahee mountain became the motto and gave rise to the famous quote: "3 Miles Up, 3 Miles Down." On clear days, the peak's 1,735-foot summit is visible for many miles and is a prominent landmark to the southeast of Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountain crest.
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