Todays Real American Hero

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    Todays Real American Hero

    Alvin C. York (from Medal of Honor Citations)

    Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d Division. Place and date: Near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918. Entered service at: Pall Mall, Tenn. Born: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn. G.O. No.: 59, W.D., 1919. Citation: After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machinegun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.
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    Alvin York. The guy sure could shoot a 1911 and hit what he was aiming at.
    Yep, a true hero and a great American.
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    I thought he used a 1903 Springfield....
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    No matter what he used, he was a true American hero.
    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson


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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    No matter what he used, he was a true American hero.
    True, and I definitely wasn't questioning that. It's just I seem to remember that he used his rifle in that amazing act. Mostly wanted to make sure I had my facts right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1C Lickey View Post
    True, and I definitely wasn't questioning that. It's just I seem to remember that he used his rifle in that amazing act. Mostly wanted to make sure I had my facts right.
    My understanding that no one knows if it was a 03 Springfield or a German Mauser that he picked up.
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