The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
YORK, ALVIN C.
Rank and organization:
Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d
Place and date:
Near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918.
Entered service at: Pall Mall, Tenn.
Born: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn. G.O. No.:
59, W.D., 1919.
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
In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken,
together with 4 officers a
nd 128 men and several guns.