2009 Toccoa Military Weekend
October 2-4
Toccoa, GA

Friday, October 2
- BBQ, Toccoa First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
- Book Signing with WWII veteran authors Jake McNiece and Ed Shames and other members of the 506th
- Hanger USO Dance, Toccoa-Stephens County Airport

Saturday, October 3
- Currahee Challenge Run/Walk, Currahee Mountain
- WWII Re-enactor's living history displays, Military Recruiter's displays, Memorabilia Show & Sale
- Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing WWII fighter planes, Toccoa-Stephens County Airport
- Veterans Parade, downtown Toccoa

Sunday, October 4
- Remembrance Service with speaker Alan Coker of Toccoa Falls College at the PIR Memorial, Currahee Mountain
- Opening Ceremonies and Museum Dedication with the North Georgia College and State University Blue Ridge Rifles
- Banquet and Auction at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center

photos from Ashley Sharp
WWII Veterans

(With walker): Jake McNiece [HQ, REGT (acting SGT, Demolition "Filthy 13"), 506th PIR, 1942-1945]
and author of the book
The Filthy 13, from the Dustbowl to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, the 101st Air-
borne's Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers: the True Story of "The Dirty Dozen"

This year Jake McNiece was "pardoned" by the City of Toccoa for some of his rambling
while training at Camp Toccoa in 1942.

COL(R) Edward D. Shames

COL(R) Edward D. Shames
(I/HQ, 3rd BN; E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

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506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
This page updated 04/06/13