5 Fun Facts About Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park

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Sergeant Alvin C. York Park

Photo courtesy of Tennessee State Parks

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park in tiny Pall Mall in northeastern Middle Tennessee is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the infamous WWI battle that garnered fame for Sgt. York, who became an unintentional war hero. On Sept. 15, the park will conduct living history programs in the WWI trenches and allow guests to learn more about how the Meuse-Argonne Offensive shaped battle lines during the war and Sgt. York’s role.

In honor of this milestone, here are a few fun facts about Sgt. York and his eponymous state park:

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Alvin C. York was a conscientious objector.

York applied for conscientious objector status but was denied, and he was sent for basic training at Camp Gordon in Georgia before leaving for France in May 1918.

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