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His method of engaging advancing enemy troops is still taught in combat-shooting classes to this day. The "Sgt. York method" is to shoot the furthest-away enemy first, so when he falls the nearer ones 1.) won't notice it, and 2.) think you missed, so they keep right on coming.He said he learned to do this when hunting turkeys for their much needed meat to feed his family. He used the tactic on seven advancing German soldiers after he'd run out of rifle ammunition and thrown all his grenades. He pulled his pistol and, with the last of his ammo, shot them one by one, with them never realizing their fates until he'd got them all.
"War is a racket". Major General Smedley Butler, US Marine Corps
Awarded two congressional medals of honor:
capture of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914
capture of Ft. Riviere, Haiti, 1917
A true hero.
Handsome, brave, unassuming.
Good looking man with a record to be proud of! Thanks for sharing!