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Posted on 06/08/2017 7:10:45 AM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Army veteran, 92, finally gets his high school diploma 73 years after he was drafted into World War II and had to drop out
A World War II veteran has received his high school diploma - more than 70 years overdue.
WNEP-TV reports that 92-year-old Elmer Shinskie had attended Shamokin Area High School until the 10th grade, when he was drafted into the Army and sent overseas.
Shinskie finally received his high school diploma Wednesday and got a standing ovation, cheered on by his wife, two daughters and their families.
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Thank you for your service, sir...and CONGRATULATIONS!!
My dad left HS in OK to join the Navy. After being wounded off Okinawa, he had to beg his HS for a diploma so he could start college in the fall. He said he played it up as big as he could with his uniform, purple heart and crutches.
He got the diploma, and started at Seattle University in the fall of ‘46.
Will he go to the prom?
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