Letter dated Feb. 19, 1943, from the captain of the Sixth Regiment of the Tenn. State Guard to Gov. Prentice Cooper bringing to his attention the expert marksmanship of Sergeant Cecil H. Kelley. Enclosed with this letter are two rifle targets...
Letter dated March 10, 1943 from Fred J. Bertorelli, Brigadier-General of the First Infantry Brigade of the Tennessee State Guard (TSG), to Gov. Prentice Cooper. The letter is most noteworthy for the TSG emblem illustrated at the top of the letter.
Soldiers; Heroes; Spouses; Motion picture theaters; Theater audiences; Government officials
Preview of film "Sergeant York" at Knickerbocker Theatre, Nashville, Tennessee, July 1941. Front row, left to right: Joe Oehmig, Governor Prentice Cooper, Mrs. Gracie York, Sergeant Alvin York, Mayor Thomas L. Cummings.
Publication of the Adjutant General's Office of Chapter 15, Public Acts of 1941 that called for the creation of the Guard, along with the amendments to the Act through 1945. Amendment references appear in bold.
Sergeant Alvin C. York, as a miller, driving his truck into Jamestown, Tennessee, with a load of "York Special" home-ground corn meal. Four men are riding in the back of the truck with the bags of corn meal.
Three men stand inside a cave; a dilapidated wooden pen can be seen in front of the cave opening. Two of the men appear to be producer Jesse Lasky and his son. The third man, whose identity is not given, appears to be wearing a hat.