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WWII Veteran Bob Heiny receives honorary degree at USF commencement

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - World War II veteran, Bob Heiny received his honorary degree from the University of Saint Francis on Saturday.

The 95-year-old was a high school basketball star, fought the Germans on the Eastern Front, and had a family. The one regret he said he had about his life was that ne never got a college degree.

That all changed Saturday afternoon as he received his honorary degree during the university's commencement ceremony.

"This is fantastic at my age to get a diploma," said Heiny, "My wife had two of them from St. Francis so I have time yet before I die to get another diploma."

What's next for Bob Heiny? He says he is going to play more golf and go to church.

 

 


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