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Sgt. Alvin York

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  1. tongyun

    tongyun New Member

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    Sgt. Alvin York is best known for his leadership in which he and 7 other men charged a machine gun nest. When the nest was finally taken down, York and his men ended up with 4 officers, 128 men and several guns. For his actions, York received the Medal of Honor.
     
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    Aye a well worthy Medal of Honor recipient .. :thumb:

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    YORK. ALVIN C.
    Corporal , U.S. Army. Company G, 328th Infantry. 82nd Division
    Place and date. Near Chatel-Chehery, France. 8th October, 1918 Entered service at Pall Mall, Tenn. Born, 13th December 1887 at Fentress Tenn.

    CITATION.
    After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and three other non commissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machine gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his position. In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken , together with 4 Officers and 128 men and several guns.

    (Information taken from The Congressional medal of Honor. The names, the deeds)
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