Alvin York

War Hero

Birthday December 13, 1887

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Pall Mall, TN

DEATH DATE Sep 2, 1964 (76)

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World War I hero who received the U.S. Medal of Honor for taking out an enemy strong point.

Before Fame

His father died when he was young, and he took a railroad job in Harriman, Tennessee to support his family.


He never asked for a dime for the many movies and stories that focused on his life.

Family Life

He had eight children: Alvin, George, Sam, Woodrow, Mary, Thomas, Besty and Andrew.

Associated With

He was played by actor Gary Cooper in the film Sergeant York.