NORWOOD (CBS) – It was mission accomplished for Anthony Grasso.
The 96-year-old veteran from Norwood wanted to salute the man who saved his life during World War II. On Friday, that’s just what he did in South Carolina.READ MORE: Jerry Remy 'Resting Comfortably' At Hospital After 'Experiencing Shortness Of Breath' During Red Sox Telecast Friday
“One final salute. Thank you. God bless you, Frank. I’ll meet you soon,” Grasso said. “I feel that I completed what I was out to do.”READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 113 New COVID Cases, 2 Additional Deaths
In 1944, during the Battle of Hurtgenforest along the Belgian-German Border, First Lieutenant Frank DuBose shielded Private Grasso from incoming artillery. Dubose lost his life.
Grasso placed a white rose on DuBose’s grave.MORE NEWS: Statue Of Celtics Great Bob Cousy To Be Unveiled In Worcester Friday
“No one but me and him know what we went through that final day, and I’m glad I had a chance to pay my respects to the man that saved my life,” Grasso said.