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97-year-old World War II vet receives high school diploma

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In this image from video provided by WPVI, Charles Leuzzi, center, a 97-year-old World War II veteran, is congratulated by friends and relatives after receiving an honorary high school diploma from the School District of Philadelphia on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Philadelphia. Leuzzi left high school in his junior year and fought in World War II, receiving two Purple Hearts and four Bronze Star medals. (WPVI via AP) © The Associated Press In this image from video provided by WPVI, Charles Leuzzi, center, a 97-year-old World War II veteran, is congratulated by friends and relatives after receiving an honorary high school diploma from the School District of Philadelphia on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Philadelphia. Leuzzi left high school in his junior year and fought in World War II, receiving two Purple Hearts and four Bronze Star medals. (WPVI via AP)

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia man has finally received his high school diploma — at 97 years old.

WPVI-TV reports (http://6abc.cm/2uzl7kG ) Charles Leuzzi left high school in his junior year and fought in World War II.

His heroism earned him two Purple Hearts and four Bronze Star medals. On Sunday, the School District of Philadelphia gave him his honorary diploma.

Leuzzi says he had to wait a long time, but he finally did it.

When asked about going to college, Leuzzi says he might as well.

He says, "I don't have anything else to do."

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Information from: WPVI-TV, http://www.6abc.com

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