93-year-old veteran receives diploma

RED BANK, Tennessee -- 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.

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He want on to join the navy and serve the country in WWII.

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

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

"Once a Lion, always a Lion! Congratulations Sam Stansell," exclaimed Elaine Harper, principle of Red Bank High.