Magazine article VFW Magazine

VFW Member Helps WWII Veteran Receive Medal of Honor

Magazine article VFW Magazine

VFW Member Helps WWII Veteran Receive Medal of Honor

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Thanks to the help of a VFW life member, President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Honor to the widow of a World War II veteran on June 26 at the White House.

Army 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner, a Kentucky farmer and World War II veteran, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1945. He served as an intelligence staff officer with the 3rd Bn., 7th Inf., 3rd Inf. Div. During his service, he fought for 28 months on the front lines in 10 campaigns, participated in four amphibious assault landings, was wounded seven times and earned a battlefield commission, according to U.S. Army records.

The campaign to get him the Medal of Honor did not begin until 1996 when former Army Green Beret Richard Chilton, a life member of VFW Post 11279 in Twin Lakes, Wis. …

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