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Alvin York


World War We hero who received the U.S. Medal of Honor when planning on taking out an foe strong stage. His father passed away when he was youthful, and he required a railroad work in Harriman, Tennessee to aid his family members. He never requested a dime for the countless movies and tales that centered on his existence. He previously eight kids: Alvin, George, Sam, Woodrow, Mary, Thomas, Besty and Andrew. He was performed by acting professional Gary Cooper within the film Sergeant York.

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Full Name Alvin York
Date Of Birth December 13, 1887
Died September 2, 1964, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Place Of Birth Pall Mass, TN
Profession War Hero
Nationality American
Spouse Gracie Williams
Children Mary Alice York Franklin, George Edward Buxton York, Woodrow Wilson York, Andrew Jackson York, Thomas Jefferson York, Samuel Houston York, Betsy Ross York Lowery, Alvin Cullum York, Jr.
Parents Mary Elizabeth York, William Uriah York
Siblings John Samuel York, Joseph Marion York, Lillie Mae York Stewart, Henry Singleton York, George Alexander York, Albert York, Lucy Ermine York Rains, Hattie Mertillie York Wright, James Preston York, Robert Daniel York
Awards Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Medal of Honor 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.
2When informed that Hollywood wanted to make a film about his exploits in World War I, York insisted that only Gary Cooper could play him. At almost 40 years of age Cooper was actually too old to play York--who was not quite 30 at the time of the battle--and York was informed of this, but he insisted that if Cooper couldn't play him, he would not allow the film to be made. The film was made with Cooper in the role of Alvin York.
3Single-handedly killed 20 German soldiers and captured 132 others during an infantry attack on a German position near the Argonne Forest, France in October 1918 during World War I.
4Highest decorated soldier of World War I.



Sergeant York1941based upon: the diary of - as Sergeant York

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