Ninety-one year old Denver Kelly of Oberlin, Ohio, proved this week that it's never too late to receive an education, in particular, a high school diploma.
Kelly became the oldest graduate of Oberlin High School's class of 2012 on Friday.
He never finished high school when he was a teen because in 1941 he joined the draft to serve his country in World War II.
"I went to school half day and worked a half day. Before I could get my diploma, I was on my way," Kelly recalled.
As a member of the 190th Field Artillery group, he was a part of the brave soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy.
"They opened up the doors and dumped us onto shore," he lamented.
Kelly still remembers the vivid images of war.
"We were caught in the Battle of the Bulge. We had to worry about the V-bombs. We never knew where they were going to drop."
This week, with his wife by his side, Kelly finally got the chance to experience what so many before and after him have felt -- the pride of becoming a high school graduate.