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95-Year-Old WWII Vet Receives High-School Diploma

"It's a thrill," he said of earning the degree 74 years after going to fight for his country.

Culture Beat · Nov. 12, 2019

“A graduation 74 years in the making. Claremore High School honored a veteran who fought in WWII instead of graduating high school. Corporal Lewie Shaw became an orphan when he was only 12 years old. He dropped out of high school at 17 and worked as a school bus driver and janitor.”

“‘I was a little hard-headed,’ Shaw said. ‘Algebra was my pitfall at school. I refused to try to learn algebra.’”

“Cpl. Shaw enlisted in the Marines in 1943. He fought in Tinian, Saipan and Iwo Jima. He was wounded fighting for his country.”

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