Monday, October 08, 2018

On this day in 1918: Sgt. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132 others

World War I Doughboy
monument, Morton Grove, 
It was 100 years ago today during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I when Sergeant Alvin C. York killed at least 25 German soldiers and captured another 132 others.

At one point York, who ended up being one of the most decorated American soldiers ever, wanted to be a conscientious objector.

His story was told in the film Sergeant York, which gained its star, Gary Cooper, an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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