A Navy veteran will finally get his bachelor’s degree more than six decades after he first enrolled in Westminster College in Fulton. In the spring of 1941, J. Roy Jackson was just a few semester hours from completing his degree when he signed up for the Navy. Six months after he enlisted, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered World War II. Jackson spent the next 29 years in the Navy and never completed his degree. The college work he had done, coupled with credits he got in the Navy, were enough for Jackson to earn his bachelor’s degree – 64-years after he first went out in search of that sheepskin.
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