Only in America part 1
Was one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I
Was born in a two room log cabin near Pall Mall, Tennessee, on December 13, 1887.
Despite his history of drinking and fighting, He attended church regularly and often led the hymn singing.
Granted a 10-day leave to visit home, he returned convinced that God meant for him to fight and would keep him safe, he was as committed to his new mission as he had been to pacifism.
He refused many offers to profit from his fame during the war, including thousands of dollars offered for appearances, product endorsements, newspaper articles, and movie rights to his life story.
During World War II, he attempted to re-enlist in the Army.
However at fifty-four years of age, overweight, near-diabetic, and with evidence of arthritis, he was denied enlistment as a combat soldier.
Instead, he was commissioned a major in the Army Signal Corps and he toured training camps and participated in bond drives in support of the war effort, usually paying his own travel expenses.
Twice in the 1920s, he cooperated with journalists in telling his life story.
He had refused several times to authorize a film version of his life story. Finally, in 1940, as he was looking to finance an interdenominational Bible school, he yielded to a persistent Hollywood producer and negotiated the contract himself. In 1941, the movie about his life directed by Howard Hawks with Gary Cooper in the title role told about his life and Medal of Honor action.
His name? Sgt. York, a true American hero.
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