Albuquerque school district awards diploma to Korean War veteran

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Korean War veteran finally has his high school diploma.

Bennie Trujillo left Albuquerque High School in 1950 to serve in the war.

He was honored Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools board meeting where Superintendent Raquel Reedy presented him with his diploma.

APS has presented about half a dozen diplomas to veterans who left school to serve their nation since the Legislature began allowing school districts to do so in 2005. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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