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Veteran receives high school diploma 70 years later

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Jul 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-15 08:27:43-04

Newbury, OH – Elmer Saben volunteered for war before he was old enough to graduate from high school. That was 70 years ago. When the nation called, he went off to fight in the Pacific during World War II; Elmer never received his Orange High School diploma, that is, until Sunday, according to Fox8 in Cleveland.

The President of the Board of Orange Schools presented Elmer with his diploma. He took it and looked at it intently as people applauded, Fox8 reports. Click here to read the full story and watch video from Fox8 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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