Alvin C. York was an American war hero during WWI.
Alvin York was a Tennessee blacksmith who joined the armed force during the Second World War. Alvin York, (born Dec. 13, 1887, Pall Mall, Tenn., U.S.—died Sept. 2, 1964, Nashville, Tenn.), celebrated American hero of World War I, immortalized by the film version of his life story, Sergeant York (1941). York was promoted to sergeant and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his amazing feat. Serving with the 82nd Infantry Battalion , he was appointed as the commander. Sergeant Alvin York By Dr. Michael Birdwell: Sgt. He received a Medal of Honor and his story was told in the film Sergeant York. Alvin Cullum York was born December 13, 1887, to William and Mary York of rural Pall Mall, Tennessee. The … Alvin Cullum York was a Medal of Honor winner from WWI who was cited for his bravery when he killed 28 German soldiers and captured 132 others near Chatel-Chehery France on 8 October 1918. Alvin York managed to work his way with his squad and the 132 prisoners through the bombed-out wasteland and back to the headquarters of the 328th Regiment. The third of 11 children, York grew up in a small two-room cabin and received minimal schooling as a child due to a need to aid his father in running the family farm and hunting for food. He captured 132 German soldiers killing 25 soldiers on 8th October 1918, in the Argonne Forest near Meuse River . Though his formal education was lacking, he learned to be a crack shot and an adept woodsman. Though Alvin York consistently played down his accomplishments of that day, he was given credit for killing more than 20 German soldiers. At the end of the war he returned to Tennessee, in 1919, married Gracie and settled on a farm presented to him by his home state. York Wearing Medal of Honor: Known as the greatest [American] hero of World War I, York avoided profiting from his war record before 1939.