Units 9/10 The Rising Tide Business Centre
35 South Street, New Ross,
Co. Wexford, Ireland
Tel: +353-51-426596, Fax: +353-51-431111
The meaning of Currahee

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The Currahee motto, “We stand alone, together” is reflective of our attitude to teamwork and working closely with our suppliers and clients to deliver the highest quality produce on time.

There is a story behind the name Currahee and our motto.

Currahee is a mountain in Stephens County, Georgia, USA. Although it sounds like an Irish word, Currahee has Native American Indian origins and means “stand alone” or “stands alone together”. The Cherokee Indians called the last mountain in the Blue Ridge mountain range Currahee because it stands alone but was also part of the mountain range.

In 1942, a new and elite unit, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment was formed. Their gruelling training regime started in Camp Toccoa, Georgia at the foot of Currahee mountain. This unit took Currahee as their motto signifying that a soldier needed to be a strong individual but also needed to able to work as a team. Their training regime also involved completing the “3 miles up, 3 miles down” trek from the bottom to the top of Currahee and back each morning of their training.

After 2 years of training they finally parachuted behind enemy lines in Normandy the night before D-Day. Their finest hour came in December 1944, when for almost two weeks the 506th successfully defended the small southern Belgian town of Bastogne although they were completely surrounded by enemy forces and with little or no supplies. Their motto Currahee helped give them the courage, bravery and character that stood true to them all this time and right up until the end of World War II.

For us, the adoption of the name Currahee is an attempt on our behalf to try and keep alive the memories of these soldiers and all soldiers who fought during both World Wars. Their sacrifice should never be forgotten.


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