According to legend, Cherokee Native Americans named the mountain Currahee because it means "stands alone." That it does, the last (most southeastern) of the Blue Ridge Mountains, five miles southwest of the city of Toccoa, in the state of Georgia, U.S.A. In 1942 A.D., Camp Toccoa was established at the base of the mountain to train soldiers for World War II. Infantry Paratroopers that trained there participated in the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944. Their story was depicted in Stephen E. Ambrose's book Band of Brothers that became a film series. They ran up the mountain to get fit and "Currahee" became their motto or battle cry.