Where was World War I hero Alvin York born?
Alvin Callum York was born December 13, 1887, to William and Mary York of Pall Mall, TN. The third of eleven children, York received minimal schooling as a child due to a need to aid his father in running the family farm and hunting for food. Though his formal education was lacking, he learned to be a crack shot and an adept woodsman. In the wake of his father's death in 1911, York, as the eldest still living in the area, was forced to aid his mother in raising his younger siblings. To support the family, he began working as a laborer and logger in Harriman, TN.
Sgt. York single-handedly captured over 150 Germans in WWI.