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Trump Tells Story of American Soldier Who Called in Artillery Strike on Own Position

During the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, Lieutenant Garlin Conner directed attacks on German positions. His last order during the battle saved his battalion at the risk of his own life.

By NTK Staff | 06.26.2018 @5:00pm

President Trump presented a posthumous Medal of Honor to WWII veteran Lieutenant Garlin Conner on Tuesday, telling the story of Conner’s inspiring heroism during the Battle of the Bulge.

Conner, at the time injured with a hip wound and scheduled to head back home, snuck back to his unit on the front line. He volunteered to scout German positions for American artillery as the Germans advanced.

The lieutenant crawled and raced, carrying hundreds of yards of telephone wire so that he could contact his unit.

For three hours, Conner ordered artillery fire on German positions, holding off the Nazi assault on his unit. German soldiers began to overwhelm his position, and Conner called in artillery strikes on his own position.

“Lieutenant Conner’s courageous actions killed roughly 50 German soldiers, injured 100 more, and saved so many American lives,” Trump said. “And those people that were with him, many of them now gone, said it was the single bravest act they’ve ever seen.”

Conner survived the ordeal, and he returned to Kentucky to raise a family.

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