Francis Currey, Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 94

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This Sept. 12, 2014 file photo shows Medal of Honor recipient Francis Currey, right, as he takes part in an autograph session at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention in Knoxville, Tennessee. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on state government buildings to be flown at half staff, Oct. 11, 2019, in honor of Currey, a Selkirk, New York, resident who died Oct. 8, 2019. He was 94. (Photo by Paul Efird/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
This Sept. 12, 2014 file photo shows Medal of Honor recipient Francis Currey, right, as he takes part in an autograph session at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention in Knoxville, Tennessee. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on state government buildings to be flown at half staff, Oct. 11, 2019, in honor of Currey, a Selkirk, New York, resident who died Oct. 8, 2019. He was 94. (Photo by Paul Efird/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

SELKIRK, N.Y. (AP) — Francis S. Currey, who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, has died at his home in upstate New York. He was 94.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Currey died Tuesday in Selkirk. He called Currey a "true American hero" who knocked out an enemy tank, drove back enemy troops and rescued five American soldiers who had been pinned down under fire in the Belgian town of Malmedy on Dec. 21, 1944.

Cuomo ordered flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff on Friday to honor Currey, who was one of three living World War II Medal of Honor recipients.

Currey worked at the Albany VA Medical Center for 30 years.

He will be interred Saturday in South Bethlehem.

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