The Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum has taken on a military appearance this month with the exhibit ‘In the Footsteps of Alvin York”. This show tells the life story of the man from Pall Mall, Tenn., in Fentress County, who became one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I. On Oct. 8, 1918, Cpl. (later Sgt.) York led seven soldiers against a much larger German force in the Argonne Forest near the small town of Chatel Chehery, France. York led an attack that killed several enemy machine gunners and resulted in the surrender of 132 German soldiers to the small American unit. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and promoted to sergeant, becoming one of the most famous U.S. heroes of that war. The exhibit was created by filmmaker and designer David Currey with the help of a group of historians in the state between 2006 and

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