A man who waited more the 70 years to graduate from high school, will do just that tonight in Snowflake. Ninety-five-year-old Charles Hall enlisted in the Marines in July of 1943, after being emotionally effected by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Hall was part of the initial invasion on Okinawa, which was the last major battle of World War Two. That battle killed 12-thousand U.S. service members and 100-thousand Japanese service members. The decision to leave meant he didn’t finish high school. He was junior class president and played football, basketball and baseball for the Lobos. When he returned, he went to work to support his family and never finished high school. Hall has 13 children, 52 grandchildren, 155 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Snowflake High School will honor Hall tonight at graduation and present him with his long-awaited diploma. We thank Mr. Hall for his service and sacrifice and congratulate him on his big night.
We thank the Hall Family for sharing this with us and ABC15 for helping us with the story.