Alvin York http://wknofm.org en Sergeant Alvin Cullum York http://wknofm.org/post/sergeant-alvin-cullum-york <p>Many Americans are familiar with the name of Alvin Cullum York because of the 1941 film <em>Sergeant York</em>. What you may not know, however, is that his American hero was a native son of Tennessee, born in a log cabin in Pall Mall.</p><p>As a young man, York was a member of the Church of Christ. He initially declared himself a conscientious objector at the outbreak of World War I, but his petition was denied.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The thirty-year old York found himself assigned to the </span>82nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> division on the Western Front. </span></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:13:45 +0000 Steve Pike 34059 at http://wknofm.org Sergeant Alvin Cullum York