BUFFALO, NY - McKinley High School's graduation was extra special for an 88-year old World War II veteran.
Henry Schmidt received his high school diploma.
Schmidt was a member of the class of 1945, but he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army so he never graduated.
He spent two years in occupied Japan.
Schmidt was excited and marched in with the graduates and sat on the stage."It's amazing. The people and the kids were great. It's a great school. I'm glad I came here," Schmidt said. "I used to say I went to McKinley, now I can say I graduated from McKinley."
He's been married 67 years and his family was in the audience.