Originally from Hawaii, James Cab never graduated from high school before being sent to the Army. Receiving that diploma has always been his dream-and this week he finally got it after his death.
“It’s a bittersweet moment because this is what my dad really wanted and talked about for years,” said his son Randy Caab. “We felt it was a chapter that needed to be finished.”
This is part of the San Bernardino County School Director’s Veterans’ Diploma Project, in collaboration with the County Department of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Since 2009, they have retroactively awarded nearly 300 diplomas to qualified veterans.
“In the case of veterans who served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, or World War II, these individuals can receive a diploma in service to their own country,” said Ted Alejandre, San Bernardino County Director. Says.
But the group is declining-as evidenced by the fact that the only veteran honored at this year’s ceremony was Kabu.
“If he were here now, he would be a little awe and honored and very pleased that everyone in the county and all these resources did this for him. “Randy Cab said.
Officials will tell you-it’s the bare minimum they can do for someone who fought to protect our freedom.
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