Pete Sabedra was in eighth grade when his father died. He dropped out of school and went to work for the railroad to support his family.
When the U.S. entered World War II, Sabedra and his brother enlisted. They fought the Germans. And, they both came home.
Now 91, over 80 years later, Sabedra is graduating from high school.
According to ABC News, Sabedra received his GED from Derry Area Middle School on Wednesday, May 8. In a special ceremony, he finally walked across the stage to accept the accolade.
“It’s something,” the veteran said.
And he wasn’t alone.
Sabedra was accompanied by his grandson, Kace, who will graduate on May 31.
“It means a lot, considering we’re graduating at the same time almost,” Kace said.
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.