Korean War Vet Receives Diploma 70 Years Later

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Korean War vet Vince Golembiowski recently received his high school diploma at the age of 88. The diploma was not an honorary one as he had received a diploma while stationed in Montana with the Air Force in 1953. While he had been recognized for completion of his coursework, Golembiowski always felt as though he missed a part of his youth not graduating with his fellow students.

He would have been part of the graduating class of 1950. However, Vince opted to enlist at 17. He left his hometown to serve his country, and now years later, his hometown gave back. It was the surprise of a lifetime when the Board of Education awarded him his local high school diploma. Read the full heartwarming story here.

This Korean War vet served his country bravely and perfectly represents the greatest generation. We love stories like this and are always updating our site with new content honoring those who gave so much during WWII and Korea. It’s also why we’re dedicated to passing legislation which increases the benefits of older retirees.

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