York, Alvin Cullum, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
0210-Signal Officer
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1917-1919, 745, IV Corps
Service Years
1917 - 1919

Signal Corps

Colonel



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1887
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember York, Alvin Cullum, COL.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Pall Mall
Last Address
Nashville, TN

Date of Passing
Sep 02, 1964
 
Location of Interment
Wolf River Cemetery - Pall Mall, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36.54762, -84.95452

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II French Fourragere World War I Victory Button

World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron


 Unofficial Badges 

Signal Shoulder Cord


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Historical SoldiersCongressional Medal Of Honor SocietyPost Medal of Honor Recipients
  1919, Historical Soldiers [Verified]
  1919, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1919, American Legion, Post (President) (Nashville, Tennessee) - Chap. Page
  1964, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to

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.

Citation:

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.

 

   
Other Comments:
Burial:
Wolf River Cemetery 
Pall Mall
Fentress County
Tennessee, USA
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Rifle Expert (1881-1921)

 
 National Guard Awards


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
82nd Division1st Battalion, 328th InfantryIV Corps
  1917-1919, 745, 82nd Division
  1917-1919, 745, 1st Battalion, 328th Infantry
  1917-1919, 745, IV Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1941-1942 WWII - American Theater
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