Historical illiteracy reigns supreme

Oh, never mind

Oh, never mind

The NY Post reports on Trump's awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a WW II vet's widow, and that's nice, but this part is just appalling: 

In June 1945, Conner and soldiers from the 7th Infantry, 3rd Battalion were in France staring down a fierce attack by 600 German troops and a half-dozen tanks.

Germany officially surrendered in May, 1945, and the Battle of the Bulge, where this soldier performed so heroically, extended from December, 1944 through January, 1945. No one expects a snowflake reporter to know battle dates, but is it too much to demand that a copy editor know basic facts of modern history and spot the impossibility of any American forces fighting Germans in June, 1945?

Well yes, I suppose it is.