Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for October 8th:
"Sergeant Alvin C. York, 328th Infantry..."

"Sergeant Alvin C. York, 328th Infantry... Argonne Forest, near Cornay, France., 02/07/1919" (National Archives Identifier: 530787); Series: Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954; , Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1982; Record Group 111; National Archives.

From the photo caption: "Sergeant Alvin C. York, 328th Infantry, who with aid of 17 men, captured 132 German prisoners; shows hill on which raid took place [October 8, 1918]. Argonne Forest, near Cornay, France., 02/07/1919 "

York, who stated on his draft registration card "...Don’t want to fight," would later be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on October 8, 1918.

See Alvin York’s Draft Registration Card
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