29 Dec '16, 7pm

Veteran who left school to fight in WWII finally gets diploma

After having to leave Lockport Township High School in Illinois in 1943 to serve in World War II, Ronald Pesavento finally has his high school diploma. On Dec. 19, the Lockport Township High School Board of Education presented Pesavento with his diploma while Pesavento's two children, Tony and Melissa, watched with tears in their eyes. They knew how much the LTHS diploma meant to their father. "I'm so glad to finally have it," Pesavento said after the ceremony. "This was a long time coming." Pesavento — known as Reno by all his friends and family — was born in 1924 in Lockport to Italian immigrant parents. He attended Sacred Heart School (now St. Dennis) before moving on to Lockport Township High School. Along with many of his classmates, Pesavento was drafted and ordered to serve on May 18, 1943 with the United States Army. He completed basic training on Oct 2, 1943 at Ca...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/veteran-who-left-school-t...

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