Galion High School Present Two Veterans With Diplomas

  • 11/9/2018 2:27:02 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

GALION, OH - Galion High School presented diplomas to two Veterans who had to leave high school in order to serve their country. 

A special ceremony was held in the Galion High School Gymnasium on Friday, November 9th in the morning hours. 

"This is a special opportunity to issue diplomas to those veterans who chose to leave school and serve our country," Galion High School Principal Ron Williams said. "Any veteran who left high school to serve in World War II, Vietnam, or Korea is eligible to receive a diploma."

Thomas Forton left high school in 1969 to join the Army as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Forton served in Vietnam and returned to the United States in 1973. Thomas was issued a diploma posthumously. Accepting the diploma was his wife, Anne Forton.

Clayton Clark left high school in 1952 to join the Marine Corp. Clark served in Korea and returned to the United States in 1955. Clark was awarded a diploma during the ceremony. 

George Harmon, 92-Years-Old and a World War II veteran, delivered a speech to students in attendance in regards to Veterans Day, and also shared his experience serving the United States. Harmon served in the Navy aboard a Yard Mine Sweeper, YMS-407. 

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