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Sergeant Alvin York
|Birth name||Alvin Cullum York|
|Born||December 13, 1887|
Pall Mall, Tennessee
|Died||September 2, 1964 (aged 76)|
|Place of burial||Wolf River Cemetery Pall Mall|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Rank||Corporal (at the time of Medal of Honor action), Sergeant (at end of war), Colonel (Tennessee State Guard WW II rank)|
|Commands held||7th Regiment, Tennessee State Guard|
|Battles/wars||World War IMeuse-Argonne Offensive|
|Awards|| Medal of Honor|
Distinguished Service Cross(Initially awarded. Later upgraded to Medal of Honor.)
Legion of Honour
Croix de guerre (Palm)
War Merit Cross
Order of Prince Danilo I
This battle scene was painted in 1919 by artist Frank Schoonover. The scene depicts the bravery of Alvin C. York in 1918.
Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964), known also by his rank, Sergeant York, was one of the most decorated soldiers of the United States Army in World War I. He received the Medal of Honorfor leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 35 machine guns, killing at least 28 German soldiers, and capturing 132 others. This action occurred during the United States-led portion of the broaderMeuse-Argonne Offensive in France to breach the Hindenburg line and make the opposing German forces surrender.