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  Newsmakers   18 Jul 2017  World War II veteran Charles Leuzzi receives high school diploma

World War II veteran Charles Leuzzi receives high school diploma

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Published : Jul 18, 2017, 12:08 pm IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2017, 12:08 pm IST

The 97-year-old had to leave school in his junior year to fight in the war.

Charles Leuzzi receives his high school diploma. (Photo: Youtube)
 Charles Leuzzi receives his high school diploma. (Photo: Youtube)

Philadelphia: A Philadelphia man has finally received his high school diploma — at 97 years old.

WPVI-TV reports Charles Leuzzi left high school in his junior year and fought in World War II. His heroism earned him two Purple Hearts and four Bronze Star medals.

 

On Sunday, the School District of Philadelphia gave him his honorary diploma.

Leuzzi says he had to wait a long time, but he finally did it.  His family surprised him with a party to celebrate the occasion.

When asked about going to college, Leuzzi says he might as well.

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