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'He's home': Missing 73 years, Medal of Honor recipient's remains return to Georgia
Luther Story headstone veteran
The headstone of Luther Story at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, Ga., is shown in this Wednesday, May 17, 2023, photo. Army Pfc. Luther Herschel Story, who was awarded the Medal of Honor after he went missing in battle during the Korean War, was buried on Memorial Day near his hometown in Georgia. Wounded Story was last seen on Sept. 1, 1950, when he stayed behind to cover his infantry unit's retreat. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
SAVANNAH — Soldiers of the 9th Infantry Regiment made a desperate retreat as North Korean troops closed in around them. A wounded, 18-year-old Army Pfc. Luther Herschel Story feared his injuries would slow down his company, so he stayed behind to cover their withdrawal.
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