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Profile in Courage: Alvin York - An Unlikely Hero

By LtCol Mike Christy-Together We Served Dispatches

Alvin Cullum York was one of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nests, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers, and capturing 132 during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. 2,858 more words

ALVIN CULLUM YORK

He had 9 months of education, 9 whole months. As a young man, Alvin drank heavily and gambled. In 1914, his best friend was killed in a bar fight. 10 more words

The Congressional Medal of Honor

Tomorrow, March 25, is National Medal of Honor Day, so it’s appropriate that we consider the history of this distinguished award and honor those who have won it throughout our nation’s history. 237 more words

SERGEANT YORK: LEGEND OF WORLD WAR ONE

Veterans Day is just over a week away so Balladeer’s Blog looks at some more World War One history.

SERGEANT ALVIN YORK – At age 29 (yes, twenty-nine) Alvin York of Tennessee was drafted into the United States Army in November of 1917. 354 more words

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