October 08, 2008, Philadelphia Daily News
"It was 90 years ago today that 17 U.S. soldiers -- including two Philadelphians -- attacked a German machine-gun nest in the heart of France's Argonne Forest.
As the story goes, Sgt. Alvin C. York of Tennessee, a former conscientious objector, single-handedly killed 28 German soldiers and captured 132 others. He won a Medal of Honor and became popularly known as the greatest hero of World War I.
Of the 16 other members of York's 82nd Infantry Division, some were awarded Silver Stars and one received the Distinguished Service Cross, but many died without recognition.
Now, a group of their descendants is challenging the claim that York acted alone on that fateful day. "
Does it really matter?
Is this a correction or curving of history?