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WWII veteran graduates from UNG at 88
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Allen Fleming’s family and other guests applaud the 88-year-old Saturday as he takes the stage to receive his diploma at UNG in Dahlonega. - photo by NAT GURLEY
For most octogenarians, age has put college homework off the to-do list. Not so for 88-year-old Allen Fleming, a veteran and father of five who graduated from the University of North Georgia on Saturday — a whopping 67 years after enrolling in his first college course. Fleming served as an aviation cadet in the Navy during World War II and enrolled at the University of Georgia when the war ended in 1947.