FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– The name of First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner is now etched in the State Capitol.
The distinguished honor comes 20 years after the medal of honor recipient died.
Lt. Conner was one of the most decorated veterans in Kentucky history. Lieutenant Conner fought 28 straight months in battle during WWII on ten different front lines.
He was wounded seven different times.
Lt. Conner died in 1998, but in June 2018, President Trump posthumously awarded him the Medal of Honor.
Tuesday, inside the state capitol, his name was added to the 59 other Medal of Honor recipients from Kentucky.
Pauline Conner tells LEX 18 that her husband was a humble father and a man of faith, who later helped veterans across the state with their benefits.
She ended Tuesday’s ceremony with the simple words she believed he would have said.
“God bless all our veterans and military people and God bless America. Thank you.”