Greeley, Colo. (AP) A Greeley man who's been waiting more than
six decades to receive his high school diploma finally has it at
Takeshi Murata left university high school in 1944 when he was
drafted to fight in world war II.
The son of Japanese immigrants, Murata was trained as an interpreter in case of an invasion.
Murata says he barely spoke Japanese but was sent to Tokyo after the war ended.
He married in Japan and returned to northeast Colorado in 1947, where he farmed and raised five children.
The high school finally granted Murata's diploma Wednesday after
a teacher heard his story and found his old report cards.
Murata says he gladly accepted but joked that at his age, he's not exactly planning to look for a job.
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