Kansas WWII veteran, 95, receives high school diploma

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Wilbur Nachtigal, 95, received his diploma in Kansas this past weekend after a 78-year delay.

Nachtigal would have been a graduate in the year 1946, but he chose to serve his country – joining the Marine Corps during World War II. He held the rank of Private First Class.

For his selfless act, Halstead High gladly awarded him his long-awaited diploma.

Three generations of his family were there to share the special moment.