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Family appeals ruling against Medal of Honor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The widow of a highly decorated World War II veteran from southern Kentucky is asking a federal appeals court to review a decision denying 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 Conner

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell concluded that Conner's family waited too long to present new evidence to the Army Board for Correction of Military Records. She's asked the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case.

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

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