A 96-Year-Old WW II vet lives out his dream!


Meet Bob Barger, a 96-year-old World War II veteran who is set to graduate from the University of Toledo this week after a review of his transcripts from the late 1940s showed he completed enough courses to qualify for an associate’s degree—a two-year diploma not offered when he was still in school. "It was something I never dreamed of," he tells the AP. "I knew I couldn’t go back to school now. I’m going to be proud to hang that diploma on the wall and think about the friends behind it. I found out without friends, this old world wouldn’t be worth living in." The University of Toledo took a second look at Barger's old records after he struck up a friendship with Haraz Ghanbari, the school’s director of military and veteran affairs. They met five years ago when Ghanbari, a Navy Reserve officer, asked Barger to officiate his promotion to lieutenant.

WW II veteran to graduate 68 years after leaving college

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