York, Alvin G


US Official Pictures of the World War (WWI), Washington DC, 1920

Alvin G York, "greatest individual fighter of the war," standing on the ground where he killed 20 Germans, captured 132 prisoners including a major and three lieutenants, and put 35 machine guns out of business. York was a corporal in Co. G, 328th Inf., 82d Div., when he fought his epic battle with rifle and automatic pistol on Hill 223 near Chatel Chehery, (France) October 8, 1918. He came home a sergeant wearing the D.S.C. and Croix de Guerre. Later he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. As Second Elder of a Tennessee mountain church at the beginning of the war, York thought he was a conscientious objector but he changed his mind.

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