WW II veteran receives high school diploma

It was a special day Thursday for one World War II veteran: he received his high school diploma.

Palmer Roblin, 89, was never able to earn his high school diploma.  Lake Superior Hospice contacted Marquette Senior High School, and they awarded him with his high school diploma after all these years.

“I guess my dad had told Debbie, who is from hospice, about the fact that he only had one real regret in his life: that he had never graduated from high school and never received his diploma.  And he always wanted that,” Roblin’s daughter, Diana Swift said.  “He contacted Northwestern High School when he got out of the service and they would not give him a diploma even though he left and went into the service.”

“I’m very happy for my dad today (Thursday).  I don’t know if you noticed, but he might have had a tear or two in his eyes.  He isn’t going to let go of that diploma, I bet he’s going to sleep with it tonight.”

Roblin joined the Army in 1941 at the age of 17 and served in the Pacific until 1943.