A World War II veteran finally received $725 in back pay for combat service performed 63 years ago, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.
Eighty-three-year-old Leesburg resident Samuel Snow received his money after the Army overturned the vet's conviction of a case that resulted in the death of an Italian prisoner of war, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.
In 1944, Snow and twenty-seven other black soldiers were accused of contributing to the lynching of the Italian soldier. They were convicted and dishonorably discharged, MyFoxOrlando reported.
Snow denies he was involved, and in October, the Army’s Board of Corrections of Military records granted a petition by him and three other families.
“Think about it,” Nelson said in a statement released to MyFoxOrlando.com, “we wrongly convict someone, lock him up, deny him a career in the military – and, 63 years later, try to fix it by paying him 725 bucks. It’s intolerable if we compound an injustice with an unfair remedy.”
Snow was seeking pay he lost during months he spent in prison.