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Son retires from family homestead
July 29, 2013
Son of Sgt. Alvin York to retire from family homestead (wbir.com)

For more than four decades, the son of celebrated World War I Veteran Sgt. Alvin York has shared his father's story. Now the spotlight is on him, Andrew York, as he retires this week from the historic family homestead....

Son gives tours
August 17, 2012
Proud son of WWI hero Sgt. York gives tours by Morgan Simmons

PALL MALL, Tenn. - On a hot summer day, a couple from Kentucky pull off U.S. Highway 127 to visit the home of Alvin C. York, the decorated World War I hero who singlehandedly captured 132 prisoners in a famous firefight against...

May 21, 2012
Alvin C. York: Fentress County farmer, head of 12-person household by John Shearer (knoxnews.com)

By 1940, World War I hero and Medal of Honor recipient Alvin C. York Sr. was living a mostly quiet life on his farm in the Pall Mall area of Fentress County, Tenn.

September 10, 2014
East Tennessee full of longtime Medal of Honor tributes (wbir.com)

There's a lot of excitement over this rare gathering of living recipients of the Medal of Honor, but it's worth noting one of the reasons they chose Knoxville for this convention is this area's long history of honoring our...

Efforts to Save School
September 2, 2009
Efforts to Save, Restore School Built by Sgt. York Extend Across the Globe

Assistance from throughout the world is being sought to ensure that the school built by World War I hero Sgt. Alvin C. York is saved from demolition...