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WWII veteran received high school diploma in surprise ceremony

Posted at 1:05 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 16:05:26-04
A man who left school to fight in World War II finally received his high school diploma.
George Fricovsky and his grandson David Walsh both were emotional on Tuesday when Walsh presented him with a diploma from Riverside High School in Taylor, Pennsylvania.
Walsh is an assistant principal in the same school district that his grandfather left in 1944.
Their family invited him to a board meeting, where he thought he was going to lead the pledge of allegiance.
Instead, they presented him with his diploma.
Fricovsky was injured by a German hand grenade while stationed in France.
He received an honorable discharge and a purple heart.