Veterans Get High School Diplomas Decades After Leaving School to Go to War

October 23, 2017

Willie Thomas left high school to serve in the Vietnam War, but he never abandoned his plans to finish school. For Willie and several other veterans, getting a high school diploma had to wait. Now, decades after they served, they've marked another milestone. Six veterans were finally awarded their diplomas by San Bernardino County at a special graduation ceremony.'s Mara Montalbano ( has more.