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Linda Strite Murnane

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Linda Strite Murnane

Following military retirement, Linda served as the felony prosecutor in Brown County, Ohio, and then as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. In 2006, she was selected for a United Nations position in The Netherlands to support the international judiciary in war crimes cases in the former Yugoslavia. She has served in various leadership roles at the American Bar Association, where she helped to pass the Veterans Choice legislation, presented programs and published articles related to Veterans Treatment Courts and assisted judges in establishing them. Linda was the senior international attorney at the U.S. Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, responsible for curriculum and training for civilian and military leaders in emerging democracies. Linda returned to her home in Xenia, Ohio in 2017, and began serving her local community, providing pro bono legal services and advising veterans. She has educated on Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. She sponsored a program to address human trafficking in the casino industry and spoke on the topics of homelessness, poverty and addiction at the Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences at the Vatican, where she met Pope Francis. A valued asset and mentor to her community, Linda enters the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame at age 69.