Widow to collect money owed to wrongly convicted soldier

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A World War II veteran's widow is looking to find justice six-decades after her husband was wrongly convicted of
a crime, sent to prison and dishonorably discharged from the Army.

The now deceased, Samuel Snow, was sent to prison after a 1944 riot that led to the hanging death of a prisoner of war.

On Thursday, Snow's widow and son will met with Sen. Bill Nelson to receive back pay for Snow's imprisonment - a check for $28,305.

Last October, the Army admitted their mistake in convicting Snow
and sent him a check for $725.

Nelson filed legislation forcing the military to award interest
on back pay owed to Snow and others in the same position.

Back in July, the Army awarded Snow an honorable discharge and public apology.

He died the next day.

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