Born 15 February 1921
Died 28 April 1943

26th Infantry, B Company

Son of Martin Clay Cureton and Ollie L. Gorman

News article The Kingsport Times  30 September 1943
Newport Mother Gets Son’s Medal Atlanta – Major General William bryden of the Fourth Service Command will present the Silver Star medal to Cpl Luther L. Cureton’s mother at Newport, Tennessee. The War Department said the Tennessee soldier had been awarded posthumously the Silver Star for gallantry in action. Friends and relatives will gather at the home of the mother, Mrs. Ollie Cureton, for the ceremony. The citation read: ‘For gallantry in action. Corporal Cureton participated in a bayonet assault upon a large enemy force, captured their position and held it, despite heavy enemy fire, until relieved by reinforcements. Corporal Cureton was wounded in this action.’

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