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World War II Veteran,90, Graduates From College

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Cincinnati, OH- Seven decades in the making, a 90-year-old veteran is finally a college graduate.

Walter Bunker graduated from Xavier University on Saturday, receiving a Bachelor of Liberal Arts.

Before enlisting in Would War II, Bunker spent a year in school on a scholarship playing the violin.

After the military, the veteran gave college another shot before deciding to work with his uncle instead.

"It took me 70 years. I realized back in 1944 if I graduated, I’d have to leave home and get a job. So, I decided to put it off for a little bit. I went to see Dr. Myers, and she got all my transcripts for me. I only needed 2 credits. So, they sent a professor over to my apartment and he said, send me two of the stories you've written, which I did. And he called me and said you can send out invitations to your graduation,” said Bunker.

Bunker joked that now that he graduated from college; he’ll have to look for a job.

"Perhaps, I might be a cowboy. I always wanted to do that. To get on my Cayuse with my gal and ride off into the sunset."

Now, that school is out of the way, the 90-year-old has three stories that will soon be published.

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