Judge: Late Soldier Won't Get Medal of Honor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The widow of a highly decorated World War II veteran from southern Kentucky 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 P. Conner of Albany, Ky., has waged a 17-year campaign to have the Army take another look at the service record of the late Lt. Garlin Murl Conner.

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell concluded that Lyda Conner had until 2006 to present new evidence to the Army Board for Correction of Military Records. Conner lost her first attempt before that board in 2000.

Garlin Conner was a member of the 3rd Infantry Division, which fought in France and Europe in 1945. Conner was wounded seven times and was awarded four Silver Stars.

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