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CMOHS.org - Corporal YORK, ALVIN C., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

YORK, ALVIN C.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 328th Infantry, 82d Division
Born: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Pall Mall, Tenn.
G.O. Number: 59
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918
 
 


YORK, ALVIN C. Photo
 
Citation

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.