Corporal Alvin York, U.S. Army, Medal of Honor Recipient 

York of Company G, 328th Infantry, 82nd Division was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions near Chatel-Chehery, France on October 8, 1918.


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.


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