They Volunteered For This: Merrill's Marauders (Dining Hall Banquet Room)

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Thu, Mar 3, 2022

7 PM – 8 PM EST (GMT-5)

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The documentary is approximately one hour long and will begin at 7:00pm.

Dahlonega Campus

404 Georgia Circle, Dahlonega, GA 30533, United States

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THE FILM: Narrated by Television News icon Tom Brokaw.

A film focusing on one of World War II’s most heroic and least talked about units.

Merrill’s Marauders fought in Burma in 1944-1945 under the legendary Frank Merrill. Merrill’s Marauders were all volunteers who specialized in “hit and run” tactics in the jungles and mountains of Burma. They were not supplied very well and had to use mules to move from place to place to carry what supplies they did have. The Japanese always thought the 3,000 soldiers were actually a group of 15,000 plus due to their success of being everywhere at every time and because of the damage and casualties they were able to inflict.

In 2021 the Marauders received the Congressional Gold Medal. What they did was miraculous considering the environment in which they fought and the enemy they fought against.

Parking Information: The address for this facility is 404 Georgia Circle, Dahlonega, GA, 30533. Parking is available near the facility in Lots 63, 31 and 30, and staff will be available to assist you with parking upon your arrival to campus. A map of the parking locations is below. 

Dress Casual (jeans ok)


Dahlonega Campus

404 Georgia Circle, Dahlonega, GA 30533, United States

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