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Medal of Honor Monday: Army Sgt. James P. Connor
« on: August 18, 2021, 11:23:53 am »
Aug. 16, 2021 | BY Katie Lange , DOD News
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The Invasion of Normandy was the largest land, air and sea invasion of World War II, but other invasions that were just as difficult followed. The Allies fought to come ashore in southern France as well. It was during this struggle that Army Sgt. James P. Connor earned the Medal of Honor.

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Connor was born on Jan. 12, 1919, in Wilmington, Delaware. His mother died when he was 3, according to Wilmington's The News Journal newspaper; he and his sister, Dorothy, went to live with their aunt for several years.

A young soldier in fatigues and a helmet wears a medal around his neck.

Connor, who's sister said his nickname was Smiles, went to St. Mary's Parochial School and was a star basketball player, as well as quarterback of the football team. However, he left school after eighth grade to work for a hometown leather company for several years before being drafted into the Army in January 1941.

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2021, 09:50:25 am »
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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

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