Documentary Film: Men of Honor: Freddie Stowers & Alvin York
The 2023 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Men of Honor: Freddie Stowers & Alvin York. This film follows the stories of two Medal of Honor recipients from World War I: Freddie Stowers and Alvin York. 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 he became the first African-American soldier to receive the award in World War I. Also a corporal in the US Army, York went from being a conscientious objector to war hero when he captured more than one hundred German prisoners of war in combat. The free screening begins at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 12.