Remains of US War Hero Returned After 73 Years

The remains of a US soldier who died in the Korean war in 1950, were returned back home after 73 years. Army Cpl Luther Herschel Story got wounded and killed while fighting in the Korean war and was awarded with the Medal of Honor after the war.

DNA Couldn’t Be Verified

Although the remains of Luther Herschel were recovered shortly after the war, due to the absence of DNA verification, his identity couldn’t be disclosed in those days. It was only possible in the late April, when a sample from Story’s relatives to a set of unidentified bones in April. He had been known as a soldier who had killed and wounded more than 100 enemy soldiers in the war.

South Korean President Met Story’s Family in April

President Met Story’s Family

Both the South Korean President and the US President had met Story’s family during their visit to South Korea back in april. The identification of the DNA was announced by President Joe Biden in april and the story’s identity was uncovered in 2021 by the US military.

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