Garlin M. Conner of Clinton County, Ky., will posthumously receive our nation’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration today.
A First Lieutenant in the Army, Conner is one of the most decorated soldiers in U.S. history and he will be given the award for his service in World War II. His resume also includes the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead and two Silver Service Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the French Croix de Guerre, the French Fourragere and the Honorable Service Lapel Button-WWII.
After his service, Conner ran a 36-acre farm in Clinton Co. and served as president of the local Kentucky Farm Bureau. He passed away in 1998 at the age of 79.
President Trump will present the Medal of Honor to Conner’s widow, Pauline, in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.
You can watch it via this live stream at 3:30 p.m.