A federal appeals court is taking up a case brought by the widow of a World War II veteran from southern Kentucky seeking to require the U.S. Army to review an application to award her husband the Medal of Honor.
Lyda P. Conner of Albany has waged a 17 year campaign to have the Army look again at the service record of the late Lt. Garlin Murl Conner. She wants the court to overturn a ruling that she waited too long to present new evidence to the Army Board for Correction of Military Records.
Garlin Conner was a member of the 3rd Infantry Division. He was wounded seven times and was awarded four Silver Stars.
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has set arguments for December 5.
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.
Fort Knox is dedicating a memorial to a 19-year-old soldier who died in Iraq in 2006 and posthumously received the Medal of Honor. The memorial display in honor of Spc. Ross A. McGinnis will be unveiled and dedicated at the central Kentucky post at 1:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 7.
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer of Kentucky is appearing at a job fair for veterans in Louisville this week. WAVE-TV reports the event will be from 9 a.m. to noon EDT Tuesday at the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes event is for veterans and military spouses.