After 78 years of waiting, this 97-year-old WWII veteran finally got his high school diploma


Ernie was sent to boot camp in 1943, which was supposed to be his graduating year.

From there, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and took part in the Normandy Invasion, his son Dave Reda told CNN.

Since he missed out on getting his diploma, Ernie's granddaughter, Heather Anderson, had been thinking for about 2 years about how to give her grandfather that recognition.

"It had crossed my mind; it had crossed all of ours minds, but she (Heather) just stayed after it," Dave told CNN.


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