UPDATE: For the latest news, read the article "War hero’s medal approved for loan to Duluth" by Brady Slater.
The Star Tribune article “Minnesota Family Pleads with Foundation to Return a Fallen Uncle's Medal of Honor” by Jennifer Brooks shares the story of the battle to bring Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr.'s medal home.
“For years, the Courtney family and the St. Louis County Historical Society have pleaded with the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to return or briefly loan them the medal for the newly renovated museum’s Henry Courtney exhibit.”
To learn more about the family's campaign read the Stars & Stripes article by Matthew M. Burke entitled "They Don’t Tell His Story".
"Thus far, the Valley Forge, Pa.-based Freedoms Foundation has refused to discuss the request with the family and the Veterans Memorial Hall. The family and its supporters have taken their fight public.”
Please also read the follow-up article "Nonprofit agrees to reconsider family’s request to display Medal of Honor in hero’s hometown" by Matthew M. Burke of Stars & Stripes.
You can find the Freedoms Foundation on Facebook.
Discover additional details about the life of Major Courtney on our Veterans Memorial Hall website.
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