30 Mar '18, 11am

Medal of Honor approved for World War II hero

Medal of Honor approved for World War II hero

A soldier who fought in World War II is set to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor after 20 years of his family fighting for the upgrade. Army 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner will be honored during a ceremony at the White House later this year for his bravery on Jan. 24, 1945, while assigned to K Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division , according to the Lexington Herald Leader . Conner, a Kentucky native who died in 1998 at age 79, earned four Silver Stars, one Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during 28 months in combat during World War II as an intelligence officer. He is said to be the second-most decorated soldier from World War II, after Maj. Audie Murphy , who is commonly referred to as the most decorated WWII soldier. Conner joined the Army in 1941 and was discharged in June 1945. [ Read about Conner's...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/03/29/trump...

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