Alvin York

Sergeant Alvin York: Reluctant War Hero

After Alvin York died in Nashville, Tennessee on September 2, 1964, at the age of 76, President Lyndon Johnson recognized him as a “symbol of American courage and sacrifice.” Adding that Sergeant York “epitomized the gallantry of American fighting men and their sacrifices in behalf of freedom.” “A…
General Douglas MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur: Quartermaster General

General Douglas MacArthur was a man of rare antinomy. While his bravery is legendary, historians equally well-documented his failures. President Trump called MacArthur his favorite military leader, however, President Harry Truman was not enamored. Having removed him from command during the Korean War because he “wouldn’t respect the…
Jesse James

Jesse James: American Outlaw

Jesse James did not want to be called a thief. After all, General Ulysses Grant and his Union troops were the real thieves, having stolen everything from James’s beloved South, and Jesse did not want to be associated with the Union Army’s kind of thievery. After the Civil…
Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp: Brave, Courageous, And Bold

Any 1950’s kid who ever donned a cowboy hat and strapped on a six-shooter cap pistol remembers the theme song to The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. It was a TV show that ran (in glorious black and white) from 1955 to 1961. Starring the cool and…
doc holliday

Doc Holliday – Lethal Dentist Of The OK Corral

Despite an unending supply of myths connected with characters from the Old West, Wyatt Earp’s description of Doc Holliday is right on target. Doc was a gambler, vagabond, philosopher, and gunfighter. An educated man from a respected family, John Henry (Doc) Holliday graduated from the Pennsylvania College of…
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