Alvin C. York

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“I had orders to report to Brigadier General Lindsey, and he said to me, Well , York, I hear you have captured the whole damned German army. And I told him I only had 132.” ~ Alvin C. York. This quote shows how brave Alvin C. York was and how he became a hero. York was known as one of the best soldiers of his time. York killed more than two dozen Germans during a machine gun battle and imprisoned 132 Germans. Alvin York impacted the citizens of the united states because he was known as one of the best soldiers during 2 world wars, Wrote a biography about his life during the wars, and he later opened a school and industrial institute. Alvin Cullum York was born December 13th 1887 in Pall Mall Tennessee. York’s father was William York who …show more content…

He then began establishing an industrial institute. His institute is still open and it is the only school in the United States that is financed and operated by the government. The name of the school is York Institute and the school's mascot is a dragon. He also established a bible school to educate the rural children. Also after returning from the war he had 8 children with his wife. Alvin York also wrote a autobiography after returning from the war. The name of the book is “Sergeant York, His Own Life Story and War Diary”. Yorks autobiography was published in 1928. There was also a film created about his life in 1941. The name of the movie is “Sergeant York” and was nominated for 11 oscars. “Sergeant York” was released months before World War 2. The american citizens enjoyed this movie because of the patriotic and inspirational themes. By capturing 132 and killing more than two dozen Germans, establishing two schools and writing an autobiography, Alvin York became one of the world's greatest heroes. Alvin York can inspire us to be brave and that we can achieve anything we put our mind to. He also shows us how important it is to be patriotic towards our country. Alvin York is one of the most heroic role models to the citizens of the United States. He died at the veterans hospital in Nashville, Tennessee on September 2,

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