Known as the most heroic American soldier of World War I, York fearlessly led 7 men against an enemy machinegun which fired continuously upon his platoon. York and his soldiers overtook the machinegun nest, together with 4 officers and 128 men. After the war, the Internal Revenue Service accused him of tax evasion regarding profits from a Hollywood movie based on his military experience. By 1951 York was practically destitute. A relief fund paid the IRS $100,000 and established a reserve for the York family. Our Alvin York autograph check reproduction is a great piecce of memory.