World War I hero who received the U.S. Medal of Honor for taking out an enemy strong point.
His father died when he was young, and he took a railroad job in Harriman, Tennessee to support his family.
He never asked for a dime for the many movies and stories that focused on his life.
He had eight children: Alvin, George, Sam, Woodrow, Mary, Thomas, Besty and Andrew.
He was played by actor Gary Cooper in the film Sergeant York.