Episode 139: Sergeant York: Myth vs. Reality
Guest: James P. Gregory Jr.
Sunday, April 2, 2023
This Week on History Happy Hour: In 1918, Sergeant York was credited with singlehandedly capturing 132 Germans in one of the most famous actions of WWI. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, and his story was featured in an Academy Award winning film starring Gary Cooper. But what about the other 16 men in his squad? Did the myth that grew up around Sgt. York deny them the recognition they deserved?
Chris and Rick welcome author James P. Gregory will join us to talk about his new book: Unraveling the Myth of Sergeant York: The Other 16, a fascinating tale of myth-making, coverups, deceit, and redemption.
James P. Gregory is a PhD Candidate at the University of Oklahoma. He is a prolific author publishing multiple articles and books on World War I history.