The Sergeant York Discovery Expedition
Discovering History Through Research
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Welcome to The Sergeant York Discovery Expedition (SYDE) website. 

Here you will discover where and how the exact spot where Alvin C. York earned the Medal of Honor was located.   Browse our picture galleries to see the artifacts from the York Spot.

Eagle Scout Project Improves York Trail.
See SYDE Special Reports for the story

Artifacts go to Washington!
See SYDE NEWS for the story

Who supports our findings?
SYDE is honored to have the endorsements of key Military Personnel and Organizations to back our findings.   See Endorsements on the SYDE NEWS page to read what they say.


US Army News NEW!
Artifacts go to Washington D.C.

American Forces Europe 
TV Broadcast on SGT York

Article on Army news website
PDF Version click here

French Regional Newspaper
Article in French

Builder of the York monument
Company website with story of the stone. 

SYDE commemorated the 90th Anniversary of York's actions. 

SGT York Historic Trail and Memorial 
SYDE founders Doug Mastriano and Kory O'Keefe celebrate at the beginning of the York Trail

Stars and Stripes 26 MAY 2008
"...pinpointed SGT. York's stand"

Web News 24 MAR 2007 story of York

TV NEWS Story 03 NOV 2006
SYDE finds the "York Spot".

Press Release 26 OCT 2006
International Herald Tribune


Discover More

  • The SYDE Report. The English version of the Sergeant York Discovery Expedition report is undergoing complete academic review, revision and updating.   

    The updated report will include a thorough analysis of our recent discoveries (to include the very important dog-tag) and provide detailed supporting documentation to outline the how and where of the discovery where SGT York earned the Medal of Honor.   The report will be available in May 2010.

Doug Mastriano and Kory O'Keefe stand behind the York Monument. The Segreant York Discovery Expedition is still working to improve the SGT. York Historic Trail.
Click HERE for more pictures.

The Artifacts:

  Several .45 caliber shell casings
  found at the "York Spot".

                               To the York Gallery

  Insignia from a German uniform
  found within 10 meters of the
  York .45 caliber shell casings.

                        To the German Gallery