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Trump Awards Posthumous Medal of Honor to WWII Army Officer

Trump Awards Posthumous Medal of Honor to WWII Army Officer
President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Pauline Lyda Wells Conner, widow of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Garlin M. Conner, during an East Room ceremony. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 04:50 PM

President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to a deceased Army intelligence officer who showed gallantry during World War II on Tuesday.

The widow of 1st Lt. Garlin Conner accepted the posthumous recognition Tuesday for her husband's valor on the battlefield.

Trump hailed Pauline Conner's late husband as an "incredible hero" who is taking his rightful place in the "chronicle of American valor."

The White House says Conner is being recognized for actions on Jan. 24, 1945, when he left a position of relative safety for a better position "to direct artillery fire onto the assaulting enemy infantry and armor."

Conner, a Kentucky resident, remained in an exposed position for three hours, despite German forces coming near his position and friendly artillery shells exploding around him. He died 20 years ago.

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President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to a deceased Army intelligence officer who showed gallantry during World War II on Tuesday.
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