Wyoming: George Allen says he’s not entirely certain of the circumstances leading up to his expulsion from high school in 1935 at age 16.
He suffered a concussion during a football scrimmage.
He knows he went to school the next three days, he said, but on the fourth day was called into the principal’s office at La Junta High School in Colorado and was expelled. “I don’t know what happened,” he said.
But better late than never: After 70 years, Allen has received his diploma under a programme for honourably discharged veterans.