Born on December 13, 1887, in Pall Mall, Tennessee, Alvin C. York was a blacksmith who was drafted into the army during WWI. While serving in the 82nd Infantry Division, he took command and captured a total of 132 German soldiers. York was promoted to the rank of sergeant and received the Medal of Honor. His heroic story was told in the film Sergeant York (1941). He died in 1964.


  • Name: Alvin Cullum York
  • Birth Year: 1887
  • Birth date: December 13, 1887
  • Birth State: Tennessee
  • Birth City: Pall Mall
  • Birth Country: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Best Known For: Alvin C. York was an American war hero during World War I. He received a Medal of Honor and his story was told in the film 'Sergeant York.'
  • Industries
    • World War I
  • Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nacionalities
    • American
  • Death Year: 1964
  • Death date: September 2, 1964
  • Death State: Tennessee
  • Death City: Nashville
  • Death Country: United States

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  • Article Title: Alvin C. York Biography
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  • Last Updated: August 14, 2020
  • Original Published Date: April 2, 2014