Thursday, 17 November 2011
Franklin High School honored Carl Webb, a World War II veteran, on Thursday with a special honorary graduation ceremony. FHS’s principal, Chris Baldwin, presented Webb with an honorary high school diploma from the state of North Carolina in recognition of Webb’s dedication to serving the country, and educational accomplishments after being dismissed from the military.
Webb began attending Franklin High School in 1943 before receiving his draft notice in the fall of 1944 He was allowed to complete the 10th grade, and left for basic training in June of 1945. When Victory in Europe or “VE day” was announced on May 8th, 1945, Webb assumed he would be going to the Pacific, but instead he was assigned to Occupied Germany, where he stayed until he completed his military service in 1948.