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WATCH: Trump awards posthumous Medal of Honor to WWII soldier

President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded the Medal of Honor to a late World War II veteran for his “conspicuous gallantry” during the war.

You can watch the ceremony in the video player above.

Pauline Conner, the widow of Army First Lt. Garlin M. Conner, received the honor in her husband’s place.

Conner was on the front lines in World War II for 28 months in Europe and North Africa. He was wounded in combat seven times, received a battlefield commission and was awarded a Bronze Star and Three Purple Hearts.

In January 1945, as German soldiers advanced on Conner’s battalion, he raced to the front line with a telephone cable and directed artillery attacks on the German forces. When German soldiers reached the position where Conner had hidden he called for strikes on his own location, eventually repelling the German forces, according to a Department of Defense press release.

Conner also got a Distinguished Service Cross while he was alive, the second highest honor a soldier can receive, but his family has lobbied for the past 22 years for an upgrade to the Medal of Honor.

In March, the Trump administration announced he would posthumously received the Medal of Honor.

Conner died 20 years ago at age 79.

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