28 Jun '14, 8pm

WWII veteran, 100, finally getting high school diploma

WWII veteran, 100, finally getting high school diploma

George Hulka Jr., attended a one-room schoolhouse as a kid until eighth grade and then worked on his family's dairy farm in the town of Saratoga until the military plucked him for duty in 1941. A combat infantryman, Hulka rifled his way across north Africa and Europe for nearly three years and fought Nazis in eight combat campaigns. He survived the decisive D-Day invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944, and subsequent battles in France and Germany, including the Battle of the Bulge. "We just kept going," Hulka said Tuesday at a nursing home where he's recovering from a broken leg. Hulka returned to Saratoga County after the war ended and raised a family with his wife, Shirley. He turned 100 in April. On Saturday, several family members will look on as the ex-soldier receives a high school diploma from the Schuylerville School District. The ceremony comes with a special twist....

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/wwii-veteran-100-fin...

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