|The Sgt. Alvin C. York home|
|The 82nd Infantry Division, later to sport the|
Airborne patch above it
"After his platoon suffered heavy casualties and 3 other non commissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machine gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machine gun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns."
Because of his heroism the country and his state were proud and thankful of his service. He was rewarded with this nice home and the opportunity to become a celebrity. While Alvin York did go on some speaking tours he turned down the opportunity to become a wealthy man for the chance to serve his community of Pall Mall, Tennessee. He dedicated much of his life to improving education for rural children and operating a small Bible School in that community.
As we entered the side door to the museum I was eager for two things. First, I wanted to find the geocache. The cache page tells you to walk in and that someone will help you. When we walked in there was no one at the little desk. According to the page the regular
|Along with friends we posed for this picture with Ranger|
Andrew Jackson York, son of the WWI hero
|York General Store|
|Forbes General Store|