Franklin City Schools Award Diploma To Korea-Era Vet

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At its April 26 meeting, the Franklin Board of Education presented a high school diploma to veteran Floyd Clay Cassidy.

Cassidy was drafted by the United States Marine Corps on January 29, 1954; he withdrew from Franklin High School just days later, on Feb. 2. He had a three-year commitment with the Marines and following his active duty, became part of the Marine Reserves. He was honorably discharged from the Reserves on Jan. 28, 1962.

He attended Lemon-Monroe High School as a freshman and enrolled at Franklin in the fall of 1952, where he attended until being drafted. Following his service, he was employed by Sorg Paper Company.

Ohio law permits public school districts to confer a high school diploma to veterans who served in any branch of the United States Armed Services between September 16, 1940, and the end of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Cassidy plans to attend the graduation ceremony on May 21 with the rest of his class, the Class of 2021. ###

* This story was written by Franklin City Schools staff.  

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