Hometown Hero has passion for education

By Amanda Porterfield | aporterfield@wcia.com

Published 03/07 2014 04:20PM

Updated 12/12 2014 11:02AM

DANVILLE -- An area man is getting recognition for his lifelong commitment to schools. He's tonight's Hometown Hero.

Harold Klaman joined the Air Force when he was 17. After serving as a bomber in World War II, he came back to his community. Klaman was a coach, a teacher and a principal; a total of 33 years of service to his community.

Earlier this year, Klaman was named 2014's Vermilion County Military Hero. He says he owes much of his success to what he learned fighting for his country.

Klaman is 89-years old and has been retired for many years. His nephew is Mark Denman, the superintendent of Danville schools.

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