Medal of Honor approved for World War II hero

A soldier who fought in World War II is set to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor after 20 years of his family fighting for the upgrade.

Army 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner will be honored during a ceremony at the White House later this year for his bravery on Jan. 24, 1945, while assigned to K Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.

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