The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization:
Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d Division.
Place and date:
Near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918.
Entered service at: Pall Mall, Tenn.
Born: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn. G.O. No.: 59, W.D., 1919.

After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and 3 other
noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machinegun nest
which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon.
In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken, together with 4 officers a
nd 128 men and several guns.