Pennsylvania veteran receives high school diploma 72 years later

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An elderly veteran is reminding everyone that there is really no timeline for achieving your dreams. (WPVI)

An elderly veteran is reminding everyone that there is really no timeline for achieving your dreams.

World War II veteran, George Fricovsky, finally got his high school diploma - 72 years after leaving school.

Fricovsky was back at Riverside High School in Taylor, Lackawanna County and the so-called graduation ceremony was a surprise planned by his family.

The 90-year-old welled up with tears as the school's principal, David Walsh, handed him his diploma.

It just so happens, Walsh is his grandson.

"I was really surprised, I never expected this," said George.

George said he celebrated his achievement by singing karaoke - one of his favorite hobbies.
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