Vet receives high school diploma more than 45 years later

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A Vietnam War veteran has received his high school diploma more than 45 years after originally leaving school to serve in the Marine Corps.

William Lloyd tells the Bowling Green Daily News (http://bit.ly/1MPk6Gx) he received his degree on Veterans Day at a ceremony at Union County High School, where he attended in the late 1960s.

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Donald McGlothlin, a program specialist at Bowling Green’s Kentucky Career Center, says Lloyd got his degree through the Veterans High School Diploma program, which is part of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

McGlothlin says the program allows veterans who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam to receive diplomas from the last high school they attended.

In Vietnam, Lloyd served with the 1st Battalion 5th Marines as a rifleman from 1970 to 1972.

 

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