SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - After being forced to drop out of high school more than 70 years ago, a Japanese-American woman finally received her diploma.
Yoshiko Golden and her family were moved from Oxnard to an internment camp in Arizona in 1942. She was there more than a year before being released and settling in San Diego.
The 89-year-old never got the chance to get her diploma, but she got it Wednesday thanks to the San Diego County Office of Education's Operation Recognition Program."
"I feel good, I feel great," she said.
Golden is the first person to have lived in a relocation camp to be recognized by the county Office of Education