Sgt. McArdle said:
In the tapestry of service, SSgt. York’s journey with the 29th Infantry Division is woven with threads of dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment. From a humble beginning as a wee private with uncertain rifleman skills, he emerged as a beacon of excellence, evolving into one of the finest automatic riflemen in the unit’s history. Through the crucible of experience, he ascended the ranks, embracing leadership with an indomitable spirit. From the trenches as an automatic rifleman to the helm as EP3’s platoon sergeant, SSgt. York’s path is a testament to the transformative power of dedication and the pursuit of excellence. His journey not only symbolizes personal growth but also stands as a source of inspiration for the entire unit. It is thus an honor to award this young and indomitable spirited man with his 10th AoCC. Congratulations SSgt. York., and may your journey continue to inspire generations to come.