April 18, 1919: Alvin C. York Decorated With the Medal of Honor


The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Alvin Cullium York (ASN: 1910421), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 8 October 1918, while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 328th Infantry, 82d Division, in action at Chatel-Chehery, France. After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and three other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Corporal York assumed command. Fearlessly leading seven 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 four officers and 128 men and several guns.

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  1. One of the best war movies I have ever seen. My kids who did not like black and white movies watched it too and were awed by this man. Funny this was posted just now because I just saw Hacksaw Ridge just last week. Excellent also.

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