WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed March 12, 2014
Late Soldier Won't Get Medal of Honor
The widow of a highly decorated World War II veteran from Albany, KY has lost a bid to require the U. S. Army to review an application to award her husband a Medal of Honor for his service.
Lyda Conner has waged a 17 year campaign to have the Army take another look at the service record of her late husband Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner.
U. S. District judge Thomas Russell concluded that Mrs. Conner had until 2006 to present new evidence to the Army Board for Correction of Military Records. She lost her first attempt before that very board in 2000.
Garlin Conner was a member of the 3rd Infantry Division which fought in France and Europe in 1945. He was wounded seven times and was awarded four Silver Stars.
Honoring the Life of a Slain Serviceman