94-YEAR-OLD WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN GETS HIS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!

 

A 94-year-old Chicago man who missed his high school graduation because of World War Two walked across the stage at his old school last Thursday (June 13th) to accept his diploma 76 years later. William C. Wagner said he missed his graduation at Tilden High School in 1944 when he left to serve in the war, but his son, Forrest Wagner, secretly arranged for a diploma to be issued for his father in time for his birthday in March. Wagner isn't the oldest person to be awarded a high school diploma -- 106-year-old Fred Butler was awarded a diploma from Beverly High School in Massachusetts in 2013, nearly a century after he dropped out of school in the eighth grade to help support his family.

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