Robert Lockard, 94, just graduated from Circleville High School in 1944, but instead it fell where he later was in the Army.
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – A second world War veteran celebrated this Memorial Day weekend, by receiving a high school diploma – 74 years after a fall out.
Robert Lockard, 94, would have graduated from Circleville High School in 1944, but instead of decreased. He Later joined the Army where he served in the Air Corps 354th Infantry 89th Division and spent time in northern France and Central Europe during the second world War.
Lockard went on to earn European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, three Bronze Star designations and a World War II Victory Medal.
Since I started to fall Memorial Day for my first news job in radio, I have a point to attend ceremonies on each and every subsequent.
Today, I probably can’t…but I’m glad that I’ve met three different world WAR ii vets in the last three days — including Robert Lockard. pic.twitter.com/UUgUCHMY1i
— Geoff Redick (@GeoffWSYX6) May 28, 2018
But despite all these achievements, Lockard said he always thought about the graduation after returning home.
Circleville honored the veterinarian at a graduation ceremony on Sunday. He finally got his diploma, which he says means everything to him.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.