(CBS4) – Frank Webb always wanted to make his mother proud, and that included graduating from college. But that graduation day with all the pomp and circumstance didn’t happen.
“I know she’d have been happy to see me in my cap and gown,” Webb said.
In 1968, Webb missed his commencement ceremony at the University of Colorado Boulder. He would earn his degree, but didn’t see his diploma until 3 years later.
“I’d already missed the commencement, but I was in Vietnam when I got the diploma.”
After being drafted into the military, Webb got a job as an editor of a military newspaper.
“(I wrote) lots of stories about the guys who were doing all the work in the heat and the dust and the danger. It wasn’t so much (danger) for me, but I felt…
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