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.

Norwich University names Alvin York Biographer winner of the
2015 William E. Colby Award.

This new work on Alvin C. York written by COL. Douglas Mastriano, is available now.
Read the full 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

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