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WWII soldier might receive posthumous Medal of Honor after all

LEXINGTON, Ky. — World War II Army Officer and Clinton County native Garlin Murl Conner is one step closer to posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Army Board for Correction of Military Records went against the advice of its staff and voted unanimously in late October that the evidence "was sufficient to warrant a recommendation" that Conner receive the Medal of Honor for life-saving actions he took.

The Conner family now awaits a decision from the Senior Army Decorations Board. Conner's widow, Lydia Conner, has been campaigning to have the Army reconsider the record of her late husband ever since Conner's application was rejected in 1997.

Conner earned four Silver stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during World War II.

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