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WWII vet gets high school diploma


(CNN) -- A World War II veteran is proving it's never too late to make a dream come true.

Billy Mills was drafted into the army more than 70 years ago.

He later married his high school sweetheart, had five children and worked in the oil industry, but he always regretted not finishing high school.

"I goofed up and I didn't get it, and it was all my fault. I failed and, like, one-and-a-half credits, and Uncle Sam says come on," said Mills.

Mills was awarded his diploma during a school board meeting.

His daughter reached out to her dad's old school district to help make his dream come true.

The district had Mills fill out some papers and, a few weeks later, he was a graduate.

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