Widow accepts Medal of Honor on behalf of husband’s heroic actions during WWII

first_imgPauline Conner(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on Tuesday to 1st Lt. Garlin Conner for his heroic actions during World War II, saying that “he takes his rightful place in the eternal chronicle of American valor.”It’s believed that Garlin has now become the second-most-highly decorated WWII veteran, after Audie Murphy.The award was accepted by Garlin’s wife of 53 years, Pauline Conner, 89, of Clinton County, Kentucky.“Today, we pay tribute to this Kentucky farm boy who stared down evil with the strength of a warrior,” Trump said at the White House.The Conner family had been working for 22 years to have Garlin’s Distinguished Service Cross upgraded to the Medal of Honor – after more recently understanding just how heroic his achievements had been during the war.Born on June 2, 1919, in Aaron, Kentucky, Garlin enlisted in the Army at 22 years old and deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division just a year later.During his 28 months on the front lines, he would be involved in 10 campaigns, participate in four amphibious-assault landings, and be wounded seven times.On Jan. 24, 1945, six German tanks and approximately 600 infantrymen converged on the U.S. position when Garlin ran forward with a military telephone and telephone wire to call in artillery fire on the enemy.For three hours, he hid in a shallow irrigation ditch with little cover from machine-gun and small-arms fire. At one point, German forces came within 10 meters of his location, and Garlin even called artillery fire on his own position in order to push back the enemy.“They [Germans] knew he was there and they couldn’t get him,” Trump said.The Army estimates that the artillery he directed while under fire “killed approximately 50 German soldiers and wounded at least 100 more, thus preventing heavy casualties in his battalion.”When Garlin returned to Kentucky in the summer of 1945, a 15-year old Pauline was in the hometown crowd that gathered to celebrate their “war hero.” She had read stories about Garlin in the newspaper and wanted to meet him.One year later, they were married.The new couple ran a 36-acre farm in Clinton County and raised their son, Paul.“He loved his farm life. He loved his family,” Pauline told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday.He was president of the Clinton County Farm Bureau for 16 years and a frequent church attendee.Though Garlin never spoke about his time in the military, Pauline now recognizes symptoms he exhibited as characteristic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She said Garlin would often wake up with nightmares and retreat to their front porch to smoke cigarettes.“He just didn’t want to talk about it,” she said, describing her husband as “a very humble man.”Pauline found her husband’s numerous awards, including a Silver Star and the Purple Heart, at the bottom of his Army duffel bag.When Garlin became sick in 1979, the couple began volunteering with veterans, which she thinks helped spark his desire to upgrade his award to the Medal of Honor. Though Garlin passed away from kidney failure and diabetes in 1998, his family and friends never stopped pushing for that highest honor.Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas, the current commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, said the qualities Garlin exhibited that day in 1945, like the ability to move quickly and communicate, are still important to the Army.“These are fundamentals that we instill in our soldiers today,” Quintas told reporters on Monday. “So much of what happened on the ground that day … has direct application.”“From humble beginnings, greatness comes,” he added.Garlin is the 40th 3rd Infantry Division Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during WWII.“He [Garlin] will never, ever be forgotten,” Trump said. “We will never forget his story.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Furious PICK Szeged win in Sweden

first_img6. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko7124192:211(-19)4 5. HC Meshkov Brest7313191:190(1)7 1. HC Vardar7601221:192(29)12 Related Items:IFK Kristianstad, Pick Szeged, Velux EHF Champions League Click to comment IFK Kristianstad smash Dinamo Bucharest Barca put Pick Szeged on RK Vardar in TOP 16 Matej Gaber to stay at MOL Pick Szeged until 2024 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. PICK Szeged showed strentgh in Sweden over domestic IFK Kristianstad 29:21 (15:12). The Hungarian vice-champions had no trouble to celebrate new victory at the VELUX EHF Champions League, despite “orange army” was supported by 4.000 fans.IFK Kristianstad-MOL-Pick Szeged 21-29 (12-15)Kristianstad: Simic – Sörensen 2, Moen Nilsen 4, Arnarsson 4, Jonsson 1, Gudmundsson 5, Tollbring 2/2Larsson (kapus),  Lipovac, Hanisch, Hallen 1, Henningsson 2.MOL-Pick Szeged: Sego – Pedro 2, Balogh 5/3, Skube 3, Bánhidi 5, Gorbok 7, Källman 2. Blazevic, Thiagus Petrus 1, Gaber 1, Sostaric 1, Buntic 1, Obranovic 1, Zubai.STANDINGS:center_img 3. MOL-Pick Szeged7412192:179(13)9 7. IFK Kristianstad7115186:208(-22)3 Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailComments ShareTweetShareShareEmail 2. KS Vive Tauron Kielce7502213:199(14)10 3. Rhein-Neckar Löwen7412203:200(3)9 8. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …7106171:190(-19)2last_img read more

Boston EMT’s Brother Pins Badge to Uniform During Ceremony

first_imgROXBURY, Mass. (Boston Globe) — A Roxbury woman she received her Boston EMS badge from her younger brother, whose treatment after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting three summers ago inspired her new career.last_img

West Ham ‘enthralled’ by player – At least €25m – Hammers…

first_imgThe Premier League club have been linked with several players from Italian football in recent months, but the report focuses on just one.That man is Christian Kouame, a big favourite of Genoa fans.The club are currently 13th in Serie A, and still in at least a little danger of relegation.Kouame, playing up top, has scored four goals and added five assists so far this season, and is determined to help the club avoid the drop. The 21 year old wants to give something back to a club which believed in him, signing him from Cittadella in 2018.West Ham are described as ‘enthralled’, and it’s claimed a Hammers official will travel to watch Genoa’s derby match against Sampdoria at the weekend.The club would want at least €25m for a summer sale, but surely the English side or anyone else would try to bring that down a little.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo Edin Dzeko isn’t the only Serie A player attracting interest from West Ham United right now, report Calciomercato on Tuesday.last_img read more

Ronaldo’s missed penalty did not stop Juventus against Milan on the…

first_imgThe Italian champion Juventus is the first finalist in this year’s edition of the Italian Cup. The Bianconeri eliminated Milan after a 0-0 draw in Turin in a rematch of the semi-finals of the race, thanks to a goal on foreign soil in the first match in Milan (1: 1).The most interesting events in the match took place after only a quarter of an hour of play, when the superstar of Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty, and just seconds later the Rossoneri striker Ante Rebic received a direct red card after a rough entry into the body of a Juventus player.In the next minutes, the “zebras” continued to look for a goal, but without success, as several times Gianluigi Donaruma saved the guests. In the final minutes, Milan tried to put pressure, but the number advantage of the hosts did not allow them to reach the desired result.Thus, Juventus qualifies for the final of the Italian Cup, where they will expect the winner of the clash between Napoli and Inter, who will face each other on Saturday night. Everything more interesting from the match Juventus – AC Milan read in the following lines:FIRST HALFIn the first minute of the match the hosts squandered a great chance to score. Alex Sandro made an excellent breakthrough on the left flank, invading the penalty area. There was a pass back to Douglas Costa, who shot low on the ground, but his shot went inches from the side post.After a quarter of an hour, Cristiano managed to control the ball with difficulty in the penalty area, and to stop it, a player of the “Rossoneri” helped himself with his hand, touching the ball. Following the intervention of the VAR, the chief referee Daniele Orsato awarded a penalty. Ronaldo stood behind the ball, but missed, hitting the crossbar.Just a few seconds later, Milan striker Ante Rebic entered the body of an opposing player in a brutal way, for which he received a direct red card.⚽️ Juventus vs AC Milan: CRISTIANO RONALDO missed penalty and a RED CARD for Rebic! pic.twitter.com/VZaIMknezP– D9INE FOOTBALL 2020 (@ D9INE_NEXUS_F1) June 12, 2020In the 31st minute Juventus missed another great chance to score. Crossing in the penalty area came to Matuidi, who shot from close range to the gate of Milan, but Donaruma managed to save.SECOND HALF-TIMEJust three minutes after the resumption of the match, Milan had a great opportunity to score. Bonaventura broke on the right flank to reach the edge of the penalty area and cross. The pass went to Chalhanoglu, who plunged to hit his head, but the shot went inches from the target.In the following minutes, Juventus continued to control the match, while Milan was looking for their chance in counterattacks. The Bianconeri organized several dangerous situations in front of Donaruma’s door, but the young guard did not have to intervene. As time went on, the Rossoneri, albeit with one less man, tried to take the game forward in search of the required goal to stay in the tournament.In the 79th minute, after a cross from a corner, Simon Kjaer rose above the defense of Juventus to strike a header that flew away from the door. A minute later, Paulo Dybala received a pass about 20 meters from the door and did not hesitate to shoot, but his shot was killed in a corner by Donaruma. During the match, Alex Sandro fired dangerously, but the Milan guard saved again.BEFORE THE DUELFootball in Italy was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which severely affected the Apennines. Today (June 12) the teams of Juventus and Milan will “restart” football in a decisive battle to qualify for the grand final of the National Cup.In the first match of “Giuseppe Meazza” the Italian champion and the “Rossoneri” finished with a score of 1: 1, leaving the outcome for the rematch in Turin. For today’s clash, the coach of the “Bianconeri” Maurizio Sari will not be able to rely on four players – Kielini, Demiral, Ramsey and Higuain (details here).In the Milan squad, they will not be able to rely on five of their players – Theo Hernandez and Samu Castiejo, as well as the injured Leo Duarti, Mateo Musacchio and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.STARTING COMPOSITIONSJuventus: Buffon, Alex Sandro, Chiellini, De Licht, Danilo, Bentancourt, Matuidi, Pjanic, Costa, Dibala, RonaldoMilan: Donaruma, Benaser, Bonaventura, Calabria, Kesi, Conti, Kjaer, Paketa, Rebic, Romagnoli, Chalhanoglulast_img read more