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Happy Alvin York Day!

His birthday is coming up soon, so I may try to use that to build awareness and get some of my York Ave friends together for a pseudo block association.

Alvin Cullum York (12/13/1887 – 9/2/1964) was one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on Oct. 8th on a machine gun nest, taking 32 machine guns, killing 28 enemy soldiers and capturing 132 others.

York Avenue was named for the Sergeant in 1928.