CARBONDALE, Pa. – Ronald Gilroy has been waiting more than 70 years to get his high school diploma.
According to WNEP, he was finally able to walk across the stage and get it this week.
“I hereby present you with this diploma with gratitude for the service to our country and to our community,” said Carbondale Area High School principal Joseph Farrell.
Gilroy, 90, is a World War II veteran. He left school when he was only 16 to serve in the Army.
After the war, he spent another 10 years in the Army and started a family.
“He always worked to make sure that we had everything that we had and he put as through school and through college so we just thought it would be good to do something for him,” said daughter Kim Johnson.