Kentucky WWII Hero to Receive Medal of Honor

ALBANY, Ky. -- A Kentucky man will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor -- the nation's highest military award -- for his actions in World War Two.   

Garlin Murl Conner, a native of Albany in Clinton County, was an Army officer who fought off a German attack in France in 1945.    

Conner was one of the most decorated soldiers of the war, having earned a Distinguished Service Cross, four Silver Stars and three Purple Hearts.

He died in 1998.   

Conner's widow, Pauline, will receive the medal during a White House ceremony on Tuesday.  


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