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: 'Frightening Anti-Semitism': Jewish Community Focused On Security After Texas Synagogue Hostage Situation
“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: Stoneham Police Officer Needs 30 Stitches To Face And Head After Being Attacked By Dog
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: Eversource Prepares For 'Kitchen Sink' Storm Expected To Bring Snow, Rain And Wind To New England
“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.