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Conflict Period:
World War I 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Birth:
Tennessee 1
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Full Name:
Alvin C York 1
Birth:
Tennessee 1
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World War I 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Enlistment Location:
Tennessee 1
Date:
08 Oct 1918 1
Location:
Near Chatel-Chehery, France 1
Military Unit:
Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d Division 1

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After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machinegun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns. Corporal Alvin C. York, later to become the immortal "Sergeant York," received the Medal of Honor for his deeds of October 8, 1918, in France. After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties, York assumed command and led 7 men in a daring assault upon an enemy machinegun nest that had been pouring deadly and incessant fire upon the platoon. York's spectacular marksmanship and audacious leadership completely demoralized the enemy, and the nest was taken, together with 4 officers, 128 men, and several guns.

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