MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - A Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient will be inducted into the Moline High School Hall of Honor after being denied because he didn’t officially graduate.
The (Moline) Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1tQLvyi) Master Sgt. John F. Baker was voted into the Hall of Honor last month. Baker died in 2012 at age 66.
Ray Hamilton is a member of the Hall of Honor committee. He says inducting Baker is “a chance to right a wrong.” The induction ceremony will be in February at Moline’s Wharton Field House.
Baker was born in Davenport, Iowa, and raised in Moline. He attended Moline High School from 1963 to 1966, leaving to enlist in the Army. Hamilton and other supporters used a state veterans’ diploma initiative to argue Baker should be inducted into the hall.
Information from: The Dispatch, https://www.qconline.com
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