Vietnam Vet Receives High School Diploma

HARDY, Ark -- For one Arkansas veteran this weekend served as a dual celebration.

At Highland High School in Hardy, Arkansas Arrie Goodwin received a special certificate.

The veteran didn't get to graduate high school before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy back in 1968.

Despite it being the middle of the school year, yesterday, he finally got his diploma.

"I can't explain exactly what it felt like. The emotions were running high, the tears were in my eyes, after 48 years I finally got my high school diploma". 

Goodwin served in Vietnam.

He says not having a high school diploma did hold him back from getting certain jobs when he was younger, but he still doesn't regret his decision.


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