Tag: Sgt. Alvin York

Military November 09, 2018

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Portraits of the Fallen
Vietnam veteran Michael Reagan has dedicated the last 15 years of his life helping Gold Star families through their grief with his amazing artistic talent. Having drawn more than 5,700 portraits of fallen service members for the families, Reagan says that his Fallen Heroes Project is just an expression of love.
Alejandro Villanueva
Alejandro Villanueva went from defending our country in the trenches of Afghanistan to defending the blind side of NFL quarterbacks in the trenches of an offensive line. He says the two worlds are different, yet they share certain traits.
By Richard Sisk: Group Fights to Give War on Terror Vets Their Own Memorial in DC
Excellent article.
By Richard Sisk: Grandson of Famed Sgt. York: Backwoods Home Prepared Him to Fight
“My grandfather always wanted me to be a doctor,” he said.

In the 1920s, York formed the Alvin C. York Foundation to promote education for unschooled hill country boys such as he had been.

If he were still alive, “I think he would be a great proponent for education. He had a passion for the education of mountain children,” Gerald York said.

In his own time in the military, there was pressure in being the grandson of a legend, he said.

On the rifle range, “they all expected me to make a perfect score,” he said.