Saturday, May 27, 2017

Decoration Day 2012

Alvin C. York grave, Wolf River Cemetery, Pall Mall, Tenn. Sgt., left as Cpl., York, is one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I.
He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 35 machine guns, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers, and capturing 132, during the United States-led portion of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France. 
He died 9/2/64. 
As of Saturday, May 26, 2012, according to son Andrew Jackson York, the only sitting Tennessee governor to visit the York home nearby is/was the late Ned McWherter. 
(2012 Decoration Day weekend file photo by Jake Mabe)

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