WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is the award of the Medal of Honor to a deceased Army officer of the intelligence service, who showed bravery during the second world War.
The widow of 1st Lt. Garlin Conner is accepting the posthumous recognition Tuesday for her husband’s courage on the battlefield.
Trump is from Pauline Conner’s dead man as an “incredible hero” who is taking his rightful place in the “chronicle of the American courage.”
The White House says Conner is recognized for actions on Jan. 24, 1945, when he took a position of relative safety for a better position “to direct artillery fire on the attacking enemy infantry and armor.”
Conner, a Kentucky resident, remained in a vulnerable position for three hours, in spite of the German troops in the vicinity of its position and friendly grenades explode around him. He died 20 years ago.