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SCHOOL DIPLOMA: Veteran Graduates 71 Years Later

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North high school honored a veteran with a special honor… his high school diploma.

Paul Young was a student at North High School from 1939 to 1941. He was supposed to graduate in the spring of 1942 but instead of finishing school he enlisted in the Navy.

Young joined on December 8th, 1941, one day after the assault on Pearl Harbor.

The school gave Young an honorary diploma and honored his older brother in a ceremony, Friday.

“Well, it means a lot. It ties up lose end,” Paul remarked.

Marion Young joined the Marines but died when a kamikaze pilot crashed into his ship in 1944.

Some of Paul Young’s offspring traveled from Wisconsin to attended the ceremony.