Navy Veteran Gets Diploma 50 Years Late

GOWANDA — At 71 years of age, Donald Stanbro can now look back with one less regret. He is now a Gowanda Central School graduate through the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs’ Operation Recognition.

Operation Recognition awards veterans their high school diplomas if they were on active duty for at least one day during World War II, the Korean War, or in Vietnam. They also must have been honorably discharged.

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