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Dennis Collins, 60, a former Craig resident who now lives in Grand Junction, will be among the Moffat County High School students earning their high school diplomas today during commencement services. Collins, originally a member of the 1966 MCHS class, went to Vietnam in 1964 and wasn't able to graduate with his class. He is honored with his diploma through Operation Recognition, which allows veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam to receive diplomas.

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Country, community, commencement

The year was 1964, and Dennis Collins, a wild, 17-year-old Moffat County High School junior, had a family tradition to follow and a country to protect.

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