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Alvin York

Alvin York was born in Tennessee in December 13, 1887. He was born into a Christian family but he himself gambled and drank a lot. It wasn’t until his friend died in a bar fight that he realized how much of a mess he was in, and became a Christian. 139 more words


Time is short

The message read and I quote, “Time is short.” and it was written in haste,

And so with that concept in mind I ran to the clock story with no time to waste. 373 more words

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


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