Manuel Blunt in his Army uniform, left, when he was deployed in 1967 to fight in the Vietnam War, and now with his horse, Honor, right.
Manuel Blunt in his Army uniform, left, when he was deployed in 1967 to fight in the Vietnam War, and now with his horse, Honor, right. SPECIAL TO THE BEE; RIVERSIDE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Manuel Blunt in his Army uniform, left, when he was deployed in 1967 to fight in the Vietnam War, and now with his horse, Honor, right. SPECIAL TO THE BEE; RIVERSIDE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

He dropped out of high school to fight in Vietnam. Fifty years later, he’s graduating

November 09, 2017 11:30 AM

UPDATED November 09, 2017 06:45 PM

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