The remains of US Army Cpl. Luther Herschel Story were returned to Georgia on Monday, 73 years after his death in the Korean War. Story was 18 years old when he was killed in action on September 1, 1950. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery and sacrifice.
Story’s remains were identified through DNA testing. They were found in North Korea in 2018 and returned to the United States in 2022.
A funeral service was held for Story on Monday at the Americus National Cemetery. He was buried with full military honors.
Story’s family and friends were grateful to have him home. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Story’s sister, Mary Story. “We’re just so happy to have him back.”
Story’s death was a major loss for his family and community. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.
The return of Story’s remains is a reminder of the sacrifices made by all who have served in the military. It is also a reminder of the importance of never giving up hope. After 73 years, Story’s family finally has closure. They can now lay him to rest and know that he is finally home.
Cpl. Luther Herschel Story was a hero. He died fighting for his country, and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. His story is a reminder of the importance of freedom and democracy. It is also a reminder of the cost of war.
Story was born in Americus, Georgia, in 1932. He joined the Army in 1949 and was sent to Korea in 1950. He was killed in action on September 1, 1950, while covering the retreat of his infantry unit. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery and sacrifice.
Story’s legacy is one of courage, honor, and sacrifice. He is a role model for all Americans, and his story will inspire generations to come.