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Geneva vets who served in WWII, Vietnam get high school diploma

United States veterans Anthony Felice, Ralph Felice, Johnny White Jr. and Dennis Hurling Jr. were given their high school diplomas from the Geneva City School District at the local library before the regularly scheduled school board meeting.

All four served their country during World War II and Vietnam. That service prompted them to miss out on high school graduation.

“To have a dark shadow in my life where all my sisters and brothers and all my kids graduated from high school and I was the only one that didn’t,” veteran Johnny Ray White Jr. said. “And it always haunted me. and thanks to the united states government they made a dream come true at the age of 64.”

White says the best part of the ceremony is that his mother got to see him get a diploma.