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Alvin York

H.H. Asquith, Prime Minister of Great Britain from April 5, 1908 to December 5, 1916. From 'The War of the Nations Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings Compiled from the Mid-Week Pictorial.'

H.H. Asquith, Prime Minister of Great Britain from April 5, 1908 to December 5, 1916. From 'The War of the Nations Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings Compiled from the Mid-Week Pictorial.' © 1919 by the New York Times Company

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On October 8, 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Corporal York, an expert marksman, killed an estimated 25 German soldiers, and captured 132 more who surrendered to him.

York was the most decorated American soldier of World War I, and received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

United States

Roles held by Alvin York

Role Start Date End Date
Combatant - Infantry

Books by or about Alvin York (1)