He certainly earned it!
Via Fox News:
He may not toss his cap in the air, but Saturday’s commencement exercises will be extra special for one graduate of an upstate New York high school — a 100-year-old World War II veteran set to receive his diploma at the same ceremony as his great-grandson.
George Hulka Jr., called “Papa” by all who know him, was drafted in 1941 and served as a combat infantryman in the Army, fighting the Nazis and surviving the D-Day invasion at Normandy as well as several battles abroad, including the Battle of the Bulge.
The Bronze star recipient and father of four, who turned 100 in April, will receive an honorary high school diploma at Schuylerville High School in Schuylerville, N.Y., where his 19-year-old great-grandson, Devin Stark, will also be graduating from.
The school will honor Hulka with a speech before the diploma will be handed by Devin to Hulka, who is in a wheelchair after breaking his leg, relatives said. The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. in the Saratoga Springs City Center.