In 1942, men from across the USA are in Camp Toccoa, Georgia to undergo paratrooper training. For the men of 'E' Easy Company the training is particularly difficult as a result of their demanding commander, Captain Herbert Sobel. He drives them incessantly to excel, canceling their weekend passes on a whim. His favorite chore is to have the men undertake a run up a hill known as Currahee. While the men are fit and ready for battle, thanks to Sobel, he has unfortunately shown himself to be a weak tactical commander. Once in England, and knowing they will soon be invading the Continent, the sergeants stage a rebellion. Sobel's excesses come to an end when Lt. Dick Winters requests a court martial rather than accept punishment for one of Sobel's lame charges. Written by
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In summer of 2013, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson contributed $25,000 to Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc. for its planned 7.5 million restoration of the original site of Camp Toccoa, the WWII paratrooper training camp in Toccoa, Georgia, USA. Tom Hanks is also an Honorary Trustee of the organization and has been quoted as being very supportive of the project. See more
When the C-47's are taking off for France some high-altitude aircraft contrails can be seen. It is unlikely that these were from high-altitude heavy bombers on their way to Normandy, since there were too few of them, and they were not in formation. See more
[reading aloud Col. Sink's announcement of the impending jump into Normandy
"Soldiers of the Regiment! Tonight is the night of nights. Today, as you read this, you are en route to the great adventure for which you have trained for over two years."
So that's why they gave us ice cream.