Who was the plainspoken, uneducated, unsophisticated, hard working, heavy drinking, fist fighting, sharp shoot-en, patriotic, church singing, religious, Tennessee mountaineer, American World War I hero, born today in 1887?

He was born in a two-room cabin December 13, 1887 near Pall Mall, Tennessee.  The third of eleven children, he received a total of nine months of formal education. When his father died in 1911, he suddenly became man of the house and helped his mother raise his eight younger siblings. Then on January 1,…