Exclusive: Metallica’s James Hetfield Inducted Into Downey High Hall Of Fame

DOWNEY (CBS) — Lead singer of Metallica James Hetfield was inducted into the Downey High School Hall of Fame Friday morning.

He was recognized as a distinguished honoree for his impact on society.

Hetfield attended Downey High in the 70’s. He left school after his mother passed away after he completed his sophomore year.

He was presented a certificate and plaque by the Mayor of Downey.

Past honorees include Karen & Richard Carpenter and KCAL9’s Suzanne Marques.

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