WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump plans for the award of the Medal of Honor to a deceased second world War veteran who showed bravery as an Army intelligence officer more than 70 years ago.
The White House says that the president will honor then-1st Lt. Garlin Connor posthumously for his actions on Jan. 24, 1945. It says Connor left a position of relative safety to get in a better position “to direct artillery fire on the attacking enemy infantry and armor.”
Connor remained in a vulnerable position for three hours, in spite of the enemy who are within five meters of his position and friendly grenades explode around him.
Connor’s wife and family will join Trump in the White House for the medal ceremony. A date is not set.