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A hero was saluted at the White House on June 26 as his widow accepted a posthumous Medal of Honor.
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.