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: Woman Killed, Man Hurt In Dorchester Shooting
“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: 2 Massachusetts Men Killed In Fiery Las Vegas Crash
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: Annissa Essaibi George: Any Suggestions Of Ties To Donald Trump Are 'Gross Statement'
“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.