July 20, 2017

Positivity: 97-year-old war veteran finally gets high school diploma

Filed under: Positivity,US & Allied Military — Tom @ 5:55 am

From South Philadelphia (video at link):

Sunday, July 16, 2017 08:18PM

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A very special celebration took place for a 97-year-old South Philadelphia man who received his high school diploma Sunday.

It’s been the dream of a lifetime for Charles Leuzzi, a decorated World War II veteran.

His family made it all possible.

Leuzzi was forced to leave high school his junior year to support his family, the 97-year-old was then drafted as a teen to fight in World War II.

Two purple hearts, four bronze star medals and generations of children and grandchildren later, the Philadelphia School District gave him his honorary diploma.

When asked how does it feel to finally get your diploma.

“This is good. I finally done it. I had to wait a long time for it, but I got it,” Leuzzi said.

His daughter, Beverly Pintarelli said, “It meant everything, especially when he saw all his friends. Just living to be 97 is a blessing. We’re happy we made him happy with a lifelong dream.” …

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