New Delhi: Alvin C. York is one of the most famous soldiers of U.S after World War I. He killed 28 German soldiers and captured 132 in France's Argonne Forest during World War I on October 8, 1918.
Alvin C. York born on December 13, 1887, in Pall Mall. He was raised in a rural backwater in the northern section of Fentress County.
York family eked out a hardscrabble existence of subsistence farming supplemented by hunting, and York became a competent marksman at an early age. Living in a region that saw little need for education, York had a grand total of nine-months schooling at a subscription school he attended in his youth. He was drafted into the army during WWI.