Pauline Conner, 89, accepted the military’s highest honor on behalf of her late husband for his extraordinary bravery during World War II.
On Jan. 24, 1945, Army 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner, who had already spent more than two years on the front lines, was laying in an army field hospital in northern France after sustaining a hip injury—the latest in a string of injuries that hadn’t kept him down for long.
Conner was scheduled to be sent home after he had healed sufficiently. But he had other ideas.
Trump received a cake with the caption "Celebrating birthday, a little early."
The president's 72nd birthday will fall on June 14.
After the meeting, Trump went back to his hotel while being escorted by security.
Onlookers took photos and cheered the convoy on.
[Student, Koh Zong Wei] I feel very honoured because this is the first time President Donald Trump came to Singapore and he is on a meeting with Kim Jong Un, and it's the first time U.S President has met with North Korean leader in Singapore, so I just feel very honoured.
[Freelance Illustrator, Thomas Tan] At least is a step in the right direction, in the hope that two leaders can come to a conclusion.
Trump is in Singapore for a historical meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The president is expected to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on June 11, before the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un on June 12.
“I’ll be on a mission of peace, and we will carry in, really—in my heart, we’re going to be carrying the hearts of millions of people, people from all over the world,” Trump said in an impromptu press briefing before leaving the G7 in Canada.
“We have to get denuclearization. We have to get something going. We really think that North Korea will be a tremendous place in a very short period of time. And we appreciate everything that’s going on. We appreciate the working together with North Korea.”
Kim arrived in Singapore several hours before Trump, landing at Singapore Changi Airport.