Courtney nephews unveil a replica of their Marine uncle's Medal of Honor on Nov. 12 at the St. Louis County Historical Society's Veterans' Memorial Hall in Duluth, Minn. From left, Courtney Storey, Ben Storey, Bob Storey and his wife, Lynn Storey. (COURTESY OF THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
Courtney nephews unveil a replica of their Marine uncle's Medal of Honor on Nov. 12 at the St. Louis County Historical Society's Veterans' Memorial Hall in Duluth, Minn. From left, Courtney Storey, Ben Storey, Bob Storey and his wife, Lynn Storey. (COURTESY OF THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

Nonprofit agrees to reconsider family’s request to display Medal of Honor in hero’s hometown

by Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has agreed to reconsider its decision not to send a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor to a museum in his hometown.

The family of Marine Maj. Henry Courtney Jr. has been seeking the return of his medal from the Valley Forge-based Freedoms Foundation since around 2015, family members told Stars and Stripes previously.

They accused the foundation of breaching the agreement over how the medal would be used and requested it be sent instead to the St. Louis County Historical Society’s Veterans Memorial Hall in Duluth, Minn., which has a substantial Courtney display.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.566692

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