Veteran

Ward Burton (right) recognizes Gilbert Conner (center) as the Fry, Jordan & Wilson/Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation Veteran of the Month for November 2020. Also participating in the presentation is Conner’s son, Brian.

The Fry, Jordan & Wilson/Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation Veteran of the Month for November 2020 is Gilbert Conner.

Conner was drafted into the US Army in 1966 at the age of 19.

He was deployed to Vietnam from March 1967 thru March 1968. He served as a mechanic in the 554th Combat Engineers. Conner returned to Halifax County and worked in the construction field until his retirement.

He is married to Linda Conner, and they have three sons.