Documentary Film: Men of Honor – Freddie Stowers & Alvin York
The CCU & OLLI Film Series continues at the Horry County Museum in Conway with Men of Honor: Freddie Stowers and Alvin York, A Story of Courage and Sacrifice in World War I. The film follows the stories of two Medal of Honor recipients from World War I. Stowers, a native of South Carolina, was a corporal and squad leader who was killed in action while leading an assault that helped to break the German line in northern France. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1991, and became the first African-American soldier to receive the award in World War I. Also a corporal in the U.S. Army, York went from being a conscientious objector to war hero when he captured more than 100 German prisoners of war in combat. The screening takes place August 12 at 1 p.m. Free.