In his view, Alvin York
was a true American hero for both his feats on the battlefield in World War I and a "life well-lived" afterwards.
In this thorough biography of Alvin York
, the American hero of the Great War and Medal of Honor recipient, Douglas Mastriano avoids that mistake and allows the role and significance of York's devout Christianity to take center stage, which is almost certainly the way York and those who knew him best would have wanted his story told.
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, who single-handedly captured more than 100 enemy soldiers during WorldWarI, was a hero; Audie Murphy, who by himself held off a German tank and infantry attack in World War II, was another.
Chapter four, for example, begins with an account of the lives of the United States' most famous combat heroes from World War I and World War II, Sergeant Alvin York
and Audie Murphy.
Originally an infantry outfit made famous by Sergeant Alvin York
during World War I, the 82nd was deactivated following the war, only to be reborn a generation later during a new age of warfare.
Then add stocks of black walnut from the tree which shaded the family home of one of America's best-loved heroes, Medal of Honor-recipient Sergeant Alvin York
30-06 is Theodore Roosevelt, Alvin York
and Ernest Hemingway.
Willie Carson enjoys a 791-1 treble at Nottingham as Causley (Bryan McMahon) beats Turbo Ross (Michael Jarvis/Tyrone Williams) in the claimer, Alvin York
(Mick Haynes) takes the seller from One Heart (Eric Wheeler/Luigi Riggio, 5) and Height of Folly (John Dunlop) outruns Trecauldah (Robert Williams/Richard Hills) in the two-miler.
Even World War I warrior Sergeant Alvin York
is plucked from the recesses of history and plunked down, complete with flashlight and rifle, in the midst of the blitzkrieg of Oak Ridge.
Cooper starred in more than 90 films, earning two Best Actor Academy Awards, one for "Sergeant York" in which he was hand-picked for the role by Sergeant Alvin York
himself, followed by "High Noon.
Americans of the time could proudly tell you how Sergeant Alvin York
of Tennessee had single-handedly wiped out a German patrol with one shot apiece from his issue .