I was having a conversation with a friend the other day. I was saying how if I got drafted into the military right out of high school, and all of my peers and my generation had to do that, we would probably lose whatever war we’re off to fight.
I couldn’t imagine that … looking back at my time being a senior in high school, I was in no way prepared or disciplined enough to go overseas.
That’s what happened to a lot of students back when World War II broke out, and the Korean War as well. These men that went off to fight, and most hardly got to finish high school. It’s always cool when you see/hear a story of a veteran going back to earn his/her degree…
87 year Robert Quincel when to South High School in Columbus, Ohio. He had to drop out and help provide for his family after his mother got hurt. Not long after that, he was drafted into the Army to go serve in Korea.
Robert served honorably and was able to return home. Now, some 70 years later, Robert is married and has 12 grandchildren. All of them have graduated high school and received their diplomas … but not great grand-dad.
Until now that is…
Robert’s family sent in the necessary paperwork for him to receive his diploma and he just got it last week! He says he wants this story to motivate others to never give up!