Alvin York Autograph

Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964), also known by his rank as Sergeant York, was an American soldier who was one of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, gathering 35 machine guns, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers and capturing 132 prisoners. York's Medal of Honor action occurred during the United States-led portion of the Meuse–Argonne offensive in France, which was intended to breach the Hindenburg line and force the Germans to surrender. He earned decorations from several allied countries during WWI, including France, Italy and Montenegro. More about Alvin York

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York was born in rural Tennessee, in what is now the community of Pall Mall in Fentress County. His parents farmed, and his father also worked as a blacksmith. The eleven York children had minimal schooling because they helped provide for the family, including hunting, fishing, and working as laborers. After the death of his father, York assisted in caring for his younger siblings and found work as a blacksmith. Despite being a regular churchgoer, York also drank heavily and was prone to fistfights. After a 1914 conversion experience, he vowed to improve and became even more devoted to the Church of Christ in Christian Union. York was drafted during World War I; he initially claimed conscientious objector status on the grounds that his religious denomination forbade violence. Persuaded that his religion was not incompatible with military service, York joined the 82nd Division as an infantry private and went to France in 1918.

In October 1918, Private First Class (Acting Corporal) York was one of a group of seventeen soldiers assigned to infiltrate German lines and silence a machine gun position. After the American patrol had captured a large group of enemy soldiers, German small arms fire killed six Americans and wounded three. Several of the Americans returned fire while others guarded the prisoners. York and the other Americans attacked the machine gun position, killing several German soldiers. The German officer responsible for the machine gun position had emptied his pistol while firing at York but failed to hit him. This officer then offered to surrender and York accepted. York and his men marched back to their unit's command post with more than 130 prisoners. York was later promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. An investigation resulted in the upgrading of the award to the Medal of Honor. York's feat made him a national hero and international celebrity among allied nations. Read even more about Alvin York at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Alvin York

The most expensive item with a signature of Alvin York (Sgt. Alvin York (dec. 1964) Signed Autograph and Envelope with Full JSA Letter) was sold in July 2022 for $799.00 while the cheapest item (SGT. ALVIN YORK (1887-1964) MOH PHOTOw/ CHECK SIGNATURE) found a new owner for $5.99 in September 2008. The month with the most items sold (4) was June 2011 with an average selling price of $500.00 for an autographed item of Alvin York. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in May 2011 with $768.88 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $5.99 was September 2008. In average, an autographed item from Alvin York is worth $199.99.

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thumbnail(21) WW2 German Officer (4 Signed Galland + 3 ) & (1) WW1 Alvin York Picture$31.00logo
thumbnailAlvin York Signed Check RR Auction COA RARE Agricultural Institute $199.99logo
thumbnailMEDAL OF HONOR Winner SGT. ALVIN YORK Very Rare Signed Check - WORLD WAR I Hero$425.08logo
thumbnailMEDAL OF HONOR Winner SGT. ALVIN YORK Very Rare Signed Check - WORLD WAR I Hero$400.00logo
thumbnailSargeant Alvin York Signed Check Recipient Medal Of Honor World War One Veteran$275.00logo
thumbnailSergeant Alvin York World War I Medal Of Honor Recipient Signed Card PSA/DNA $450.00logo
thumbnailSERGEANT SGT ALVIN C. ALVIN YORK-WWI HERO/MOH Signature Signed Check Collectible$220.00logo
thumbnailSERGEANT SGT ALVIN C. ALVIN YORK-WWI MOH Signature Signed Check Autograph PSA$350.00logo
thumbnailSGT ALVIN YORK - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - JSA authenticated$85.00logo
thumbnailSgt Alvin York- Signed Letter from 1928$449.99logo
thumbnailSGT ALVIN YORK   PALL MALL TENN strong, clear signature   JSA authenticated$195.00logo
thumbnailSgt. Alvin York - WW1 MOH - signature on 1946 postage stamp - JSA authenticated$145.00logo
thumbnailSgt. Alvin York Signed Autographed Index Card - from the Melchior Collection$119.50logo
thumbnailSgt. Alvin York-Signed 1944 Envelope (Medal of Honor WWI/Most Decorated Hero WWI$250.00logo