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Luther H. Story

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Medal Of Honor, Korea

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Private First Class Story's company beat off several banzai attacks but was bypassed and in danger of being cut off and surrounded. PFC Story was heavily engaged in stopping the early attacks and had just moved his squad to a position overlooking the Naktong River when he saw a large group of the enemy crossing the river to attack Company A. Seizing a machinegun from his wounded gunner he placed deadly fire on the hostile column killing or wounding an estimated 100 enemy soldiers. Facing encirclement the company commander ordered a withdrawal. During the move PFC Story noticed the approach of an enemy truck loaded with troops. Alerting his comrades to take cover he 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. The company was attacked as it withdrew and 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.

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