Documentary Film: Men of Honor
posted 07/08/2017 by Horry County Museum
~~The CCU & OLLI Film Series continues at the Horry County Museum with the film Men of Honor: Freddie Stowers and Alvin York, A Story of Courage and Sacrifice in World War I on August 12th at 1:00 PM.
The 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 wile 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 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 film will be shown at the Horry County Museum located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC and is free and open to the public.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Coastal Carolina University provides opportunities for adult and noncredit students to achieve intellectual stimulation, as well as cultural and social growth. Lifelong Learning courses are designed to meet the needs and interests of mature adults in the local community. Courses are offered during day and evening hours at various locations. For more information about OLLI, visit https://ccuoutreach.wixsite.com/outreach/olli.
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