96 year-old Bob Barger went to the University of Toledo before joining the military and fighting in World War II.
He had his last class there 68 years ago. He joined the Navy and flew airplanes.
When Bob had left the university, he thought he didn’t have enough credits to graduate.
Now … almost 70 years later, he’s receiving his diploma and celebrating his graduation ceremony!
More than 60 years after last attending class, Bob Barger, a 96-year-old World War II veteran, received his college diploma to a standing ovation at The University of Toledo. https://fxn.ws/2wpjms3
After an official review of his transcript, all the way back to the late 40s mind you, it was determined that he did, in fact, have the minimum credit requirement for graduation! He earned an associate’s degree.
He said he never went back to school after the war because of work and his family.
Student Veterans of America, an organization on the campus, were generous enough to pay for Bob’s cap and gown.
Ninety-six-year-old Bob Barger was honored Saturday at the University of Toledo’s commencement ceremony, where he…
SATURDAY SMILE: 96-year-old Bob Barger will graduate today with an associate degree in technical studies from the University of Toledo. The World War II veteran is believed to be the oldest graduate in the university's history. "I never thought I'd live to see this. It's a miracle!"
Posted by KXLY 4 News on Saturday, May 5, 2018