"Operation Recognition"

The Dieruff High School Alumni Association is seeking military veterans who attended Dieruff High School during the Vietnam War, but did not graduate due to entry into military service.

Operation Recognition”, established by the Pennsylvania State Legislature, authorizes school districts to grant a high school diploma to any eligible veteran who served during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam War.  We are pleased to announce that Dieruff High School is proud to participate in this program and we are anxious to locate, recognize, and honor those veterans who meet the following requirements:

Was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States.

  • Served in the U.S. military between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
  • Attended Dieruff High School between 1958 and 1975 during the Vietnam War.
  • Would have been a member of the graduating Class of  1961 through 1975,                      but did not graduate due to entry into military service.

Also, please note that upon proper application, a diploma shall be awarded posthumously to a veteran who meets the stated requirements.  A family member must complete the application on their behalf.

To apply for this benefit, click on the following Link :


and send completed application to the following address:

 Dieruff High School Alumni Association - Operation Recognition

Attention:  Kay Kurtz

 c/o Dieruff High School

815 N. Irving Street, Allentown, PA  18109.

 If you are a Dieruff graduate, please make sure to register on our Website at www.dieruff-alumni.org  and update your past military service.  Thank you for your service.