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USWWII vet who got degree delayed by nearly 7 decades has died

21:41  11 january  2019
21:41  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A World War II veteran who flew planes for the Navy has received his US college degree to a standing ovation 68 years after he took his last class. A review of his transcripts from the late 1940s shows he completed enough classes to qualify for the degree , which wasn't offered when he was in school.

A World War II veteran who flew planes for the Navy has received his college degree to a standing ovation 68 years after he took his last class. Barger came home to Toledo after World War II and started taking college classes. But he never finished his degree because he was busy with a job and

Newcomer Funeral Home in Toledo says Bob Barger died Wednesday. He was 97.

Barger was honored in June at the University of Toledo's commencement ceremony, where he received an associate's degree and a standing ovation.

A review last year of his transcripts from the late 1940s showed he completed enough classes to qualify for the degree that wasn't offered when he was in school.

Barger came home to Toledo after World War II and began taking college classes. But he never finished his degree because he was busy with a job and raising a family.

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