Widow of decorated soldier appeals denial of honor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The widow of a highly decorated World War II veteran from southern Kentucky has asked a federal appeals court to require the U.S. Army to review an application to award her husband a Medal of Honor.

Lyda P. Conner of Albany, Kentucky, has waged a 17-year campaign to have the Army take another look at the service record of the late Lt. Garlin Murl Conner. Now, she wants the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn a judge's conclusion 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, which fought in France and Europe in 1945. Conner was wounded seven times and was awarded four Silver Stars.

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