Veterans to receive high school diplomas from county schools
The (Victorville, Calif.) Daily Press
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Four Victor Valley residents are among the seven World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who will receive their high school diplomas in a ceremony by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools on Monday.
The veterans will be part of the fifth graduating class in the Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project event, which is held in conjunction with the county Department of Veterans Affairs.
Reynaldo Martinez, of Hesperia, (Vietnam — Marines); Ronald Nutt, of Victorville, (Vietnam — Army); and Angel Salazar, of Victorville, (World War II, Korea and Vietnam — Army and Air Force) are among the recipients. Nelson Draper, of Hesperia, (World War II — Marines) will be awarded the diploma posthumously.
The ceremony and reception will be held following the County Board of Education meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the County Schools’ Brier location, 760 E. Brier Drive in San Bernardino.
The Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project provides veterans and internees who were unable to complete high school because of military service or internment the opportunity to receive a high school diploma, according to the state education code. Veterans who served in and received an honorable discharge from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War, or individuals who were interned in a Japanese American relocation camp and are San Bernardino County residents are eligible to participate.