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‘Today in History’ omits important event

Dear Editor:

This letter is in reference to Today in History in the edition for September 26, 2018. There is one other event that should be added to the list.

One hundred years ago, the Battle for the Argonne Forest began. This was the battle for which Corporal Alvin York won his Congressional Medal of Honor. He was able to kill more than 20 enemy soldiers and capture 132 as prisoners of war.

Noteworthy is that, because of his religious beliefs, he had applied for conscientious objector status, but was denied. The entry in his diary for September 26, 1918, “So you can see here in this case of mine where God helped me out. I had bin living for God and working in the church some time before I came to the army. So I am a witness to the fact that God did help me out of that hard battle; for the bushes were shot up all around me, and I never got a scratch.”

Judy McConnell


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