Meet the American who won the Medal of Honor and was MIA in Korea for 73 years, Cpl. Luther Herschel Story
He's only one of many heroes: Some 37,000 Americans were killed in action in the Korean War (1950-53).
The war pitted North Korea and its communist allies against South Korea and the United Nations, namely the United States.
South Korea is a constitutional republic with a dynamic economy, freedom of thought and expression, and thriving arts that’s gifted the world in recent years global pop music.
Story earned the Medal of Honor for his ferocious last stand in the turning-point battle of the Korean War.
He helped save South Korea from darkness.
Story is illustrative of the freedom, security and prosperity the South Korean people have today."
Story is a Korean War hero who sacrificed his noble life in South Korea," Republic of Korea Maj. Gen. Kyungkoo Lee wrote in a statement to Fox News Digital.
Luther Story is illustrative of the freedom, security and prosperity the South Korean people have today."
South Korean and American forces were quickly overwhelmed, pushed back to the southeastern corner of the Korean Peninsula.
Supreme devotion to dutyThe heroic Battle of Nakdong River in September 1950 proved the turning point of the Korean War.
The Battle of Nakdong River is remembered in South Korean history as one of the nation’s most heroic hours.
"If the Nakdong perimeter was penetrated by the communist army, (South) Korea might have become a Red Korea."