U.S. ARMY

Alvin C. York

Rank:

CORPORAL

Conflict/Era:

WORLD WAR I

Unit/Command:

COMPANY G, 2D BATTALION, 328TH INFANTRY 82D DIVISION

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

OCTOBER 8, 1918

Medal of Honor Action Place:

NEAR CHATEL-CHEHERY, FRANCE

Citation:

After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and three other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading seven men, he charged with great daring a machine-gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In his heroic feat the machine-gun nest was taken, together with four officers and 128 men and several guns.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

DECEMBER 13, 1887, FENTRESS COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Died:

SEPTEMBER 2, 1964, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

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