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I am the local Army National Guard Recruiter. I joined the Army National Guard as a 17 year old high school junior at Bourbon County High School. I am lucky enough to have been married to my High School sweet heart for five years now. We have two amazing children, Nathan who is 4 and in his second year of preschool and our beautiful 2 year old daughter, Elexis. I have family in Nicholas and Bourbon county and I have been in the area my entire life.
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|What is the most challenging part of playing sports?
taking the techniques and drills practiced and implementing them while competing as an entire team effectively.
|What are some of your favorite quotes?
"Courage is doing what youâ€™re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless youâ€™re
"Judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgments."
"You have a comradeship â€¦ a rapport that you'll never have again, not in our society,
anyway. I suppose it comes from having nothing to gain except the end of the war.
There's no competitiveness, no money values. You trust the man on your left and on your
right with your life, while, as a civilian, you might not trust either one of them with ten
|What are your favorite College teams?
i would probably be shot if i dont say UK, I am a fan as long as the John Wall train is gone!
|Where do you want to go to College?
Anywhere since its paid for and the Joint Forces Staff College to further my military career
|What are your favorite Professional teams?
Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, I am tore between the 2 while playing each other. It is more of just sitting in awe watching two outstanding franchises continue to pave the way.
|Who are your favorite Professional athletes?
LeBron James, Jason Ellis, Carey Hart, David Ortiz
|What are some activities you enjoy?
Swimming, Golfing, Baseball, watching movies with the wife and kids, exercising, cooking out
|What are your favorite sports drinks?
All of the "G-Series" Gatorades.
|What are your favorite TV Shows?
Adult Swim, Yo-Gabba Gabba, The Colbert Report, Fox News
|What are your favorite books and magazines?
Anything about Military History, EPSN magazine
|What are your favorite sports brands and commercials?
"You Can", because honestly, you can.
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Initially a conscientious objector from the Tennessee hills, Alvin C. York was drafted
after Americaâ€™s entry into World War I and assigned to the 328th Infantry Regiment of
the 82d Division, the â€œAll Americans.â€
PVT York, a devout Christian, told his commander, CPT E. C. B. Danforth, that he
would bear arms against the enemyâ€”but did not believe in killing. Recognizing PVT
York as a good Soldier and potential leader but unable to sway him from his
convictions, CPT Danforth consulted his battalion commander, MAJ George E.
Buxton, on how to handle the situation.
MAJ Buxton, a religious man with excellent knowledge of the Bible, had CPT
Danforth bring PVT York to him. The major and PVT York talked at length about the
Scriptures, Godâ€™s teachings, about right and wrong, and just wars. Then MAJ Buxton
sent PVT York home on leave to ponder and pray over the dilemma.
The battalion commander had promised to release York from the Army if he decided
that he could not serve his country without sacrificing his integrity.
After two weeks of reflection and soul-searching, PVT York returned to his unit. He
had reconciled his personal values with those of the Army. PVT Yorkâ€™s decision
would have great consequences for both himself and his unit.
In the morning hours of 8 October 1918 in Franceâ€™s Argonne Forest, now CPL York,
after winning his stripes during combat in the Lorraine, would demonstrate the
character and heroism that would become part of American military history.
CPL Yorkâ€™s battalion was moving across a valley to seize a German-held rail point
when a German infantry battalion, hidden on a wooded ridge overlooking the valley,
opened with machine gun fire. The Americans sought cover and the attack stalled.
CPL Yorkâ€™s platoon, reduced to 16 men, was sent to flank the enemy guns. They
advanced through the woods, surprising a group of some 25 Germans. The shocked
enemy troops offered only token resistance as several hidden machine guns swept
the clearing with fire. The Germans immediately dropped to the ground unharmed,
while nine Americans, including the platoon leader and two other corporals, fell from
the hail of bullets. CPL York was the only unwounded American leader remaining.
CPL York found his platoon trapped and under fire within 25 yards of enemy machine
gun pits. Instead of panicking, he began firing into the nearest enemy position, aware
that the Germans would have to expose themselves to aim at him. An expert
marksman, CPL York was able to hit every enemy who lifted his head over the
After CPL York shot more than a dozen, six Germans decided to charge with fixed
bayonets. As the Germans ran toward him, CPL York, drawing on the instincts of a
Tennessee hunter, shot the last man in the German group first, so the others would
not know that they were under fire. York then shot all the assaulting Germans,
moving his fire up to the front of the column. Finally, he again turned his attention to
the machine gun pits. In between shots, he called at the Germans to surrender.
Although it seemed ludicrous for a lone Soldier to call on a well-entrenched enemy to
surrender, the opposing German battalion commander, who had seen over 20 of his
Soldiers killed, advanced and offered to surrender to CPL York if he ceased firing.
CPL York faced a daunting task. His platoon, with merely seven unwounded
Soldiers, was isolated behind enemy lines with several dozen prisoners. When one
American reminded York that the platoonâ€™s predicament was hopeless, he told him to
CPL York soon moved the prisoners and his platoon toward American lines,
encountering other German positions also forcing their surrender. By the time the
platoon reached the edge of the valley they left just a few hours before, the hill was
clear of all German machine guns. The suppressive fires on the Americans
substantially reduced, the advance could continue.
CPL York returned to American lines with 132 prisoners and 35 German machine
guns out of action. After delivering the prisoners, he returned to his unit. U.S.
Intelligence officers later questioned the prisoners to learn that one determined
American Soldier, armed with only a rifle and pistol, had defeated an entire German
For his heroic actions, CPL York was promoted to sergeant and awarded the Medal
of Honor. His character, physical courage, competence, and leadership enabled him
to destroy the morale and effectiveness of an entire enemy infantry battalion.