20 April 2008

Medal of Honor: A. C. York


Corporal, US Army; Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d Division

Born: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn.
Died: 2 September 1964, Nashville, Tenn.

Citation: After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties [near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918] 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.


The Sisson Clan said...

Hey Jim is this the same York that the old B&W movie starring Gary Cooper was based on? Have you ever read his autobiography. It's fun reading. You can find it at Vision Forum. BTW Hello to you!

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

And hullo to you, too! Long time no see....

Yes, the movie Sergeant York, with Gary Cooper in the title role, was based on this man's life. I have a vague feeling that I may have seen it once, long ago, but I'm not sure.