Exact location of Sgt. York’s heroism found

October 27, 2006

After spending more than 1,000 hours on a quest, Lt. Col. Douglas Mastriano, an American military intelligence officer working for NATO, claims to have identified the exact site where Tennessee’s most famous war hero won his fame. Sgt. Alvin York, a pacifist who only reluctantly entered World War II, became famous for capturing 132 Germans after his unit came under attack. A 1941 film, in which York was portrayed by Gary Cooper, cemented his fame to a new generation of Americans.

For more on York, go to the Tennessee Guy link below.

TNGuy.com – Sergeant Alvin York Gristmill And Park

Officer Says He Found Site of York’s Heroics in 1918 – New York Times