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Operation Recognition


WV Code §18-2-34. High school diplomas for surviving World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Conflict veterans.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, the state board shall provide for the awarding of high school diplomas, either by the county board in the county in which the veteran resides or the county in which the veteran would have received his or her diploma, whichever location the veteran chooses, to any surviving World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict or Vietnam Conflict veteran who:

(1) Left school prior to graduation and served in the armed forces of the United States

(2) Did not receive a high school diploma;

(3) Was discharged from the armed services under honorable conditions; and

(4) Completes the application process as provided by the joint rules of the state board and the veterans' council.

(b) The state board and the veterans' council, created in article one, chapter nine-a of this code, shall jointly propose rules for the identification of eligible veterans and for the awarding of high school diplomas. The rules shall provide for an application process and the credentials required to receive the high school diplomas.

(c) For purposes of this section:

(1) "World War I veteran" means any veteran who:

(A) Performed wartime service between April sixth, one thousand nine hundred seventeen, and November eleventh, one thousand nine hundred eighteen; or

(B) Has been awarded the World War I Victory Medal;

(2) "World War II veteran" means any veteran who performed wartime service between September sixteenth, one thousand nine hundred forty, and December thirty-first, one thousand nine hundred forty-six;

(3) "Korean Conflict veteran" means any veteran who performed military service between June twenty-seventh, one thousand nine hundred fifty, and January thirty-first, one thousand nine hundred fifty-five; and

(4) "Vietnam Conflict veteran" means any veteran who performed military service between February twenty-eighth, one thousand nine hundred sixty-one, and May seventh, one thousand nine hundred seventy-five.

Click here for a list of various links to application forms.

For more information - please contact:

Angela Meadows, Operation Recognition Education Officer
WV Department of Veterans Assistance
1514-B Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25311

Email: Angela.S.Meadows@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-3661 Fax: 304-558-3662

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