94-year-old WWII veteran finally gets high school diploma
SHREWSBURY, Mass. (AP) — 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.
Can't get over this 1944 v 2019 photo recreation.— Saint John's (@SJShrewsbury) March 22, 2019
Paul Snow '45 received his SJ diploma today and posed the very same position he did nearly 75 years ago - amongst his Pioneer football teammates.
If this doesn't give you all the feels... ??‼️ pic.twitter.com/ExrrfqCT2y
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.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com