12 mighty warriors beat the fart sack for a nice spring run.
Of course, the Pax found their own routes. The published routes look line this
YHC took us out Prayers for LabRat and Whitesnake’s pal Ryan
Memorial Dat convergence at Browns Island 7a.
NMS- Thanks for supporting 2 years at Currahee! Some pax are still pining for more sightings of local flora and fauna- saw some bunnies today but not much else. The Deep Run and Brookmont route is a decent test. Good hills along the way and always at the right time for training.
Thanks to all who came out!
Much has happened in the two years since we started this AO. The original Currahee post describes where we got the name:
Currahee is a Cherokee word translated “stand alone”. It is the name of a mountain outside of Camp Tocooa, Georgia where E company 101 was established and became their motto. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Company,506th_Infantry_Regiment(United_States)
The lore of the mountain run is “three miles up and three miles back” – much like F3 endeavor. The formation of this unit is pretty well documented in the Band of Brothers episode 1 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245384/ .
For YHC, Band of Brothers Episode 1 is especially poignant because it illustrates a few things about what it takes to take a bunch of guys, in this case volunteers, and train them to be a cohesive fighting unit. In the show near the end, they give some credit to how CPT Sobel pushed them to come together. During my tenure on active duty, YHC had a commander like this and his replacement was able to take advantage of the dislike of the past commander and redirect it toward creating a solid fighting force.
We dont have anything like 3 miles up in Richmond, but the hills in the far west end can be inspiring. This is the first reason for the AO name.
The second reason is that Godwin’s mascot is Eagles. The “Screaming Eagles”, is featured in the logo of the 101 Airborne.
Finally, the grand opening of the AO on May 8, 2020 is on the 75th anniversary of VE day – the end of WW2 in Europe. While the corona virus has damped our ability to remember and celebrate, we have a lot to be thankful for on this side of that most important day in our history.
Glad to be part of the anniversary. Good route. Wish I had taken all of it. I’m probably responsible for missing the right on Crowncrest, and then using someone’s gate to escape back to Pump.
Good chatter today. Nice to catch up with Whitesnake and hear some Gomer college girl stories. Can’t wait to see the Priscilla Ball pictures. Gomer dressed like a woman? Wow.
So, here is the scene:
YHC is running through the park with Shiplap. We reach the point where the path becomes dirt and covered with pine needles. It’s still dark. YHC has the headlamp, is in front, and says to Shiplap, “You want me to be in front or would it be better if you were in front?”
Shiplap: “No, you go.”
2 seconds pass.
Sound of Shiplap slipping and falling. Thud. Rustle, rustle.
UpChuck “You ok?”
“Yep.” (Pause). “Maybe I should go first in front of the light?”
Fade to black. And, scene.
Time flies when you’re lost in the far west end. Thanks for leading on this GP. Glad to have 2 other besides me take the walking (aka Brokedick Brigade) IR option.