WWII vet who got degree delayed by nearly 7 decades has died

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A World War II veteran who flew planes for the Navy and received his college degree last spring nearly 70 years after he last sat in a classroom has died, his family said. He was 97.Bob Barger died Wednesday at a Toledo retirement community where he lived, according to Newcomer Funeral Home and a family friend.He graduated from the University of Toledo in May after a review of his transcripts from the late 1940s showed he completed enough courses to qualify for an associate's degree — a two-year diploma not offered when he was still in school."It was something I never dreamed of," he said after learning he would get his diploma. "I knew I couldn't go back to school now."Barger was honored at the school's commencement ceremony, where...

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WWII vet who got degree delayed by nearly 7 decades has died

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