General information: born alvin cullium york, december 13, 1887, in pall mall, tennessee his life was turned around by a woman, gracie williams, who convinced him to give up his worldly ways and go to church. In 1954, alvin york suffered a devastating cerebral hemorrhage, and was an invalid for the last ten years of his life sgt alvin c york died at the veterans hospital in nashville on september 2, 1964, at the age of 76. Alvin c york was a highly decorated veteran of world war i after the war, he raised money to start a high school near his home in rural tennessee york's legacy lives on in the school's students. The movie “sergeant york” (1941) is a biography of american soldier named alvin c york who evolved from a previous chaotic and hard-drinking man into one of the acclaimed heroes of the united states during the world war i. Alvin c york was born on december 13, 1887 in a two room log cabin in a farm near pall mall, tennessee.
Sergeant alvin york was given command of the remaining soldiers while his men held their position, alvin made his way toward the machine gunners and charged them. The alvin c york institute was founded in 1926 as a private agricultural high school by alvin york and residents of fentress county due to the depression in 1937 the school became public and continues to serve as jamestown's high school [80. Sergeant alvin c york was a noted american soldier during world war i who captured 132 germans single-handedly on october 8, 1918. Alvin york managed to work his way with his squad and the 132 prisoners through the bombed-out wasteland and back to the headquarters of the 328th regiment york was promoted to sergeant and awarded the congressional medal of honor for his amazing feat.
Alvin c york was born december 13, 1887 in pall mall — a tiny outpost of civilization tucked away in tennessee’s beautiful valley of the three forks of the wolf surrounded by hickory and oak-covered mountains, york grew up with ten brothers and sisters in a small two-room cabin. In alvin york: a new biography of the hero of the argonne, douglas v mastriano sorts fact from myth in the first full-length biography of york in decades he meticulously examines york’s youth in the hills of east tennessee, his service in the great war, and his return to a quiet civilian life dedicated to charity. The autobiography of alvin c york his life and his exploits as sergeant alvin c york of the 82nd infantry division during world war i, among his many awards he was the recipient of the congressional medal of honor.
Alvin york: alvin york, celebrated american hero of world war i, immortalized by the film version of his life story, sergeant york (1941) a blacksmith from cumberland hill, tenn, york was denied status as a conscientious objector and was drafted into the army during world war i while serving in the 82nd. Sergeant alvin c york with benjamin butler york was the most decorated soldier in world war i, and received the medal of honor it was created in 1919 by harris & ewing. Alvin c york add or remove collections home alvin c york sergeant alvin york and his bride, gracie williams reference url im or document to embed this object, paste this html in website sergeant alvin york and his bride, gracie williams view description download: small (250x250 max) medium (500x500 max) large extra large large.
Colonel douglas mastriano talks about his biography ï»¿ï»¿alvin york: a new biography of the hero of the argonne, in which he tells the story of sergeant alvin york, one of the most. Alvin c york was an american war hero during wwi he received a medal of honor and his story was told in the film sergeant york born on december 13, 1887, in pall mall, tennessee, alvin c york. Alvin c york, commonly known as sergeant york was a world war i hero, whose actions in the fall of 1918 earned him the medal of honor, the nation's highest award for personal valor on the. Alvin c york december 13, 1887 pall mall, tennessee september 2, 1964 nashville, tennessee farmer, mountain man, humanitarian the story of sergeant alvin c york embodies one of the great contradictions of warif killing is wrong, how can society justify war. York, alvin c rank and organization: corporal, us army, company g, 328th infantry, 82d division place and date: near chatel-chehery, france, 8 october 1918.
Viewing: sergeant alvin c york viewing: sergeant alvin c york sergeant alvin c york biography on december 13th, 1887 alvin c york was born in a log cabin in the sleepy town of pall mall, tennessee he was one of eleven children in a decidedly poor family. Sergeant alvin c york state historic park is located nine miles north of jamestown in pall mall, tennessee and pays tribute to one of the most decorated soldiers of world war i the park includes a visitor center modeled after york’s general store, his two-story house, a gristmill, the york bible school, and various picnic facilities. Who's who - alvin c york alvin cullum york (1887-1964) ended the first world war as one of america's most famous soldiers, with fame and popular recognition assured following a remarkable act of courage and coolness in october 1918. Biography of sgt alvin york: sergeant alvin york by dr michael birdwell known as the greatest [american] hero of world war i, york avoided profiting from his war record before 1939 born december 13, 1887 in a two-room dogtrot log cabin in pall mall, tennessee, and raised in a rural backwater in the northern section of fentress county, york was a semi-skilled laborer when drafted in 1917.
Sgt, alvin c york, a one-time conscientious objector who became america's most famous soldier in world war i, has lost his last battle with the infirmities of age in an era that has freely applied heroic superlatives to everything from flagpole sitters to crooners, the tennessee mountain man was the real thing, a genuine america hero. Andrew york, son of world war i hero alvin c york, stands next to a photograph on thursday of his father and mother, gracie, in the office at the sgt alvin c york state historic park in pall mall, tenn. Alvin c york alvin c york wasn't a likely candidate to be one of the most decorated war heroes in american history the third of eleven children born in a small, backwoods tennessee farming town to an impoverished family, york's early life centered around plowing fields, bulls-eyeing womp rats in his t-16, and occasionally going into town to have a few dozen drinks at the saloon and get. A video biography of sergeant alvin c york.
On this day in 1918, united states corporal alvin c york reportedly kills over 20 german soldiers and captures an additional 132 at the head of a small detachment in the argonne forest near the. Sergeant alvin c york the reluctant hero alvin cullum york was born on december 13, 1887 in a two-room log cabin in pall mall tennessee.