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 Division. 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 platoon. In this heroic feat the machinegun
nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.