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81-Year-Old Eagle Scout Finally Gets His Badge

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81-Year-Old Eagle Scout Finally Gets His Badge

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81-Year-Old Eagle Scout Finally Gets His Badge

81-Year-Old Eagle Scout Finally Gets His Badge

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Richard Ryan is now an Eagle Scout. At a ceremony last weekend in Florence, S.C., the award was given to him by another Eagle Scout, his grandson, Joshua.

Host Liane Hansen speaks with the 81-year-old scout, who earned the designation 65 years ago but left to fight in World War II before he could get his badge.