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The life-size sculpture honors Sergeant Alvin York of Tennessee who became the most decorated American soldier of the First World War. He stands aiming his rifle and attired in a combat uniform with canteen. The statue is carved in granite and was sculpted by Felix de Weldon. On the base of the memorial is sculpted a description of York’s most famous action in which he “silenced a battalion of 35 German machine guns, killing 25 enemy soldiers and capturing 132 in the Argonne Forest on October 8, 1918.” Nashville, Tennessee

Alvin YorkSE corner of the Tennessee Capitol Grounds, Charlotte Avenue
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