From Honor to Medal: The Story of Garlin M. Conner tells the remarkable story of Lt. Garlin Conner, an American hero whose exploits in World War II made him among the most decorated soldiers in American history, and of the rural Kentucky community that refused to let his sacrifice in battle be forgotten. It is a story 70 years in the telling, a tale of close calls, near-death experiences, civic pride, community engagement, and a battle against bureaucracy that mirrors the battles Lt. Conner fought in over two years of war. Garlin Conner was a hero. So were the men and women who were determined to give a Kentucky veteran the reward all our veterans deserve: To remember what they did for us, and why.