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Sergeant York: World War I hero who founded a rural school
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Mount Vernon, United States, Oct 12, 2018 (AFP) - It's a simple leather briefcase, bearing the inscription "Sgt Alvin C. York" in gold letters.
It belonged to a World War I hero who later founded a school for poor rural children.
When he was drafted in 1917 to go fight in France, York was a 30-year-old farmer with a third grade education.
"He had always lived in Tennessee, in a rural area, was never re ...

 

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