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Posted: 7/21/2008 3:47:33 AM EST
I had the fine pleasure to pay my respects to one of the greatest heroes this country has ever seen this weekend. My dad and I made the trip to Pall Mall, TN to visit the grave of SGT Alvin C. York and to also go the house where he lived. It was definitely one of the top events in my life. It was an awesome feeling to go into his house and see some of his personal belongings. It is something I will never forget and something I look forward to taking my kids to someday.






Here are some from the house.



I tried but couldn't get a picture without the glare on it.







Link Posted: 7/21/2008 3:51:57 AM EST
Cool pics from a true warrior's estate. I've only been in that neck of the woods once but it is pretty around there.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 3:57:22 AM EST
Is that Sgt. York AA tank outside York's house?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:00:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By 4v50:
Is that Sgt. York AA tank outside York's house?


Yes it is and sadly I had never heard of these before. Apparently the whole project failed.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:12:32 AM EST
I had a beer (or ten) with one of his great nephews this weekend.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:26:57 AM EST
The Sgt. York AA system couldn't track targets very well. Being based on the slower M60 chassis, it could neither keep up with columns of M-1 Abrams nor Bradleys.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:30:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By 4v50:
The Sgt. York AA system couldn't track targets very well. Being based on the slower M60 chassis, it could neither keep up with columns of M-1 Abrams nor Bradleys.


M-48 chassis actually. Never understood that, there were certainly no shortages of M-60 chassis.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:38:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 4:39:27 AM EST by RED_5]

Originally Posted By 4v50:
The Sgt. York AA system couldn't track targets very well. Being based on the slower M60 chassis, it could neither keep up with columns of M-1 Abrams nor Bradleys.


I remember back when...and IIRC, your coments about the tracking system (same as the F-16 at the time(early 80's)) were valid. The Sgt York was well before the bradleys and the M1 was quite new at the time. (my memory isn't that great for a system that was slated to come out some 24+ years ago and never did)



eta: to the OP, thanks, pretty cool seeing these pics. Sgt York was a great man
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:44:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 4:46:53 AM EST by c130montana]
A True American Hero!!!

(Too bad the Movie showed Him using a Luger instead of His trusty 1911)



The Ol' Crew Chief


BTW - Actor Gary Cooper was a Native Montanan

ETA - "The Book's agin' killin!"
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:53:51 AM EST
I was there a few years ago. One of his nephews was there talking about him. I think he worked for the Park Service or something.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:22:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By einnor1040:
I was there a few years ago. One of his nephews was there talking about him. I think he worked for the Park Service or something.


Must have been the same gentleman I talked to. I noticed his last name was "York".
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:25:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By c130montana:
A True American Hero!!!

(Too bad the Movie showed Him using a Luger instead of His trusty 1911)



The Ol' Crew Chief


BTW - Actor Gary Cooper was a Native Montanan

ETA - "The Book's agin' killin!"


They couldn't make the blanks work in the 1911.

Awesome pics, thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:33:20 PM EST

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:49:59 PM EST
Proverbs 14:34

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
[King James Version]

Virtue exalts a nation, but sin is a people's disgrace.
[The New American Bible]
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:05:58 PM EST
His and Audrey Murphy's two stories need to be re-made in the movies again. Those are two stories about war that people want to go see.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:31:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By DT120:

Originally Posted By 4v50:
The Sgt. York AA system couldn't track targets very well. Being based on the slower M60 chassis, it could neither keep up with columns of M-1 Abrams nor Bradleys.


M-48 chassis actually. Never understood that, there were certainly no shortages of M-60 chassis.


Among other things if the guns elevated and the turret tracked to certain bearings the empties jammed up between the gun system turret and the chassis and stopped it from traversing.

Took a whole bunch of good systems and sub-systems and then Ford couldn't put them all together in a package that worked.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:48:03 PM EST
Thanks for the photos
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:51:13 PM EST
Awesome pics, a true American Hero.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 3:35:09 PM EST
Awesome pics
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:21:33 PM EST
Remakes of To Hell and Back, and Sgt. York would kick fucking ass.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:27:19 PM EST
IIRC, the State of Tennessee gave Sgt York that farm house and maybe 200 acres of farm land.

If correct, well deserved.

5sub
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:30:38 PM EST
Awesome! One of the must see's before I die.

Both he and Audie represent Southern boys well.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:06:27 PM EST
My Grandfather (my dad's father) and Sgt. York were cousins.

Lot's of tough people from Eastern TN.

EMSflyer
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