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93-year-old veteran receives diploma

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(CNN)

RED BANK, Tenn. – Almost eight decades later, a 93-year-old veteran in Tennessee finally received his high school diploma.

Sam Stansell dropped out of high school back in 1942 when he was a senior at Red Bank High School.

He joined the Navy and served in World War II.

This past week, Stansell was presented with his diploma in front of current students.

Stansell was also added to the Red Bank High School Hall of Fame.