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Alvin Cullum York, known also by his rank, Sergeant York, is one of the most celebrated soldiers in American history. York received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest during WWII, taking 32 machine guns, killing 20 German soldiers, and capturing 132 German soldiers.

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Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Alvin Cullum York, known also by his rank, Sergeant York, is one of the most celebrated soldiers in American history. He joined the pacifist Church of Christ in Christian Union in 1914, and when drafted for service in World War I in 1917, he applied for conscientious objector status, but was denied. On Oct. 8, 1918, while on patrol along the Meuse-Argonne Front in France, York and his platoon wandered behind enemy lines and were caught in an ambush that left over half the platoon dead. York received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 32 machine guns, killing 20 German soldiers, and capturing 132 German soldiers. This home is now part of the Alvin C. York State Historic Park. The park contains the farm and gristmill once owned by York who lived in the Pall Mall area for most of his life.

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