12 Epic Reasons Someone Was Awarded The Medal of Honor

Alvin York

Sgt. Alvin C. York in 1919.


York is one of the most famous Medal of Honor recipients in history – we still talk about him in awe almost a century later, and there was even a movie made about his epic story. York originally tried to reject his draft notice as a conscientious objector, citing his Christian faith for his pacifism. Eventually, though, he decided to give in and join the military to stop the Germans. It’s a good thing he did – he became one of the best marksmen at his training camp. When he went to war in Europe, it’s this skill that saved lives…