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State to Present High School Diploma to Korean War Era Veteran After More Than 60 Years

Monday, June 17, 2013 | 06:33am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and Sen. Douglas Henry (D-Nashville) will present Korean War era veteran William Milton Duncan with a high school diploma. Duncan is a Tullahoma native, but current Nashville resident. 

Duncan was drafted in 1951 and began serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Public Chapter No. 736 allows the State of Tennessee to issue a high school diploma to veterans unable to receive diplomas due to an interruption of their education by service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War.

WHO:              TDVA Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, Senator Douglas Henry, Korean War Veteran William Milton Duncan

WHAT:           Presentation of high school diploma

WHEN:           Wednesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:         Senate Library, Second Floor, State Capitol, Nashville

For more information regarding veteran benefits, visit the TDVA web site at, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.

For more information regarding high school diplomas for World War, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans visit


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