Luther H. Story
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Luther H. Story

Birth
Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia, USA
Death 1 Sep 1950 (aged 19)
South Korea
Cenotaph Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section MA-6, Grave 9
Memorial ID 7745889 · View Source
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Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action and has a "In Memory Of" marker at Andersonville and he is also listed on the "Wall of the Missing" at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Army in Company A, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 1, 1950 near Agok, Korea. His citation reads in part "During the move Pfc. Story noticed the approach of an enemy truck loaded with troops and towing an ammunition trailer. Alerting his comrades to take cover, he fearlessly stood in the middle of the road, throwing grenades into the truck. Out of grenades, he crawled to his squad, gathered up additional grenades, and again attacked the vehicle. During the withdrawal the company was attacked by such superior numbers that it was forced to deploy in a rice field. Pfc. Story was wounded in this action, but, disregarding his wounds, rallied the men about him and repelled the attack. Realizing that his wounds would hamper his comrades, he refused to retire to the next position but remained to cover the company's withdrawal. When last seen he was firing every weapon available and fighting off another hostile assault."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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MEDAL OF HONOR
CPL
US ARMY
KOREA


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 8 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7745889
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luther H. Story (20 Jul 1931–1 Sep 1950), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7745889, citing Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .