Alvin York Was One of WWI’s Most Decorated Soldiers

This man went from an unwilling, pacifist draftee to Sergeant York, military hero and legend.

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Alvin York’s Youth

York’s Entry into Military Service

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  • Alvin York, right, with his sister and mother in 1919.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Sergeant York After WWI

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  • York stands on the hill in France where he captured 132 German prisoners.

    Photo Credit: The U.S. National Archives / Flickr (CC)

Want to learn more about Sergeant York's life? Download Tom Skeyhill's biography of Alvin York, written with his help.