By CBSBoston.com Staff

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.

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On Friday, Anthony Grasso, of Norwood, saluted First Lieutenant Frank DuBose, who saved his life during World War II. (WBZ-TV)

“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.”

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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.

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“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.

CBSBoston.com Staff