Doughboys and York

by sbattles | September 28th, 2010

The Diary of Alvin York was a really good read. He has an incredible story. I think some parts of the story have been exaggerated, but for the most part I believe it’s true. York seems like a very down to earth person. He gave me the impression that he didn’t really care about fame and fortune. He was more focused on just getting home to the ones he loved. Even in his diary he only casually mentions that he received those medals. I feel like the newspapers and other things have made the story of York more romanticized than it really was.

While reading through Doughboys, the only thing that really struck me was how they still segregated the blacks and whites. I thought that had ended years ago. I didn’t know they still had different companies for them.

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