94-year-old WWII veteran finally gets high school diploma
Associated Press / 03:07 PM March 23, 2019
SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts — A 94-year-old World War II veteran has received his high school diploma — 74 years after he would have gotten had he not enlisted.
Paul Snow says he felt “naked” from all the attention he received Thursday during a ceremony at St. John’s High School, but says he always wanted to get his diploma.
The Worcester Telegram&Gazette reports the Worcester native enlisted in the U.S. Navy a day before his 18th birthday in 1943, and was honorably discharged about three years later.
Democratic U.S. Rep. James McGovern and St. John’s High School worked together to award a diploma to Snow as a tribute to his service. Snow was awarded with an honorary diploma dated June 17, 1945. MKH