93-year-old veteran receives diploma

Monday, November 19, 2018
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Sam Stansell receives diploma from Red Bank High School nearly 80 years after dropping out to join the Navy.

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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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.