UNT alumnus recognized for war effort

Nearly 76 years after he dropped out of school to join the war effort, Temple resident Paul Poston Sr. was honored for his sacrifice.

Poston, now 100 years old, was enrolled at the University of North Texas in 1941. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he left school to work at the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant in Texarkana. He was one semester away from graduating.

On Thursday, representatives of the university came to Temple to present Poston with a certificate on behalf of UNT President Neal Smatresk.

The certificate states that it was presented to Poston “for sacrificing his personal educational...

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