WWII, Korean War veteran in Tennessee finally gets diploma from high school


A 93-year-old man became the latest student at Red Bank High School in Tennessee to receive his high school diploma on Monday.

In 1942, while he was a senior at Red Bank High, he dropped out to go serve the nation during World War II.

Stansell spent some of the major battles in the Pacific Theater of WWII in the engine room on the USS Saratoga. He was at the battle of Guadacanal, the Solomans, the Gilberts and Marshalls, and Battle of Iwo Jima.

On Monday morning, Stansell received his diploma in front of a crowd of current students, who were all inspired by his story.

In addition to getting that diploma, Stansell is now a member of the Red Bank High School Hall of Fame.