A 104-year-old World War II veteran received more than 200,000 Valentine’s Day cards from around the world.
What are the details?
Maj. Bill White, a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II, said that he’s speechless in response to the turnout of Valentine’s Day cards he received.
According to Fox News, one of White’s friends launched a social media campaign called “Operation Valentine” in order to bring in Valentine’s Day cards for the retired major.
White, who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 and came away with a Purple Heart, lives at an assisted living facility in Stockton, California, and collects scrapbooks and mementos. This year, he hoped to expand his mementos to include 100 Valentine’s Day cards to commemorate his century on earth.
He received scores more than that.
White told Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Wednesday that he was “floored” by the turnout.
“It just floored me, this is something that has never happened to me before in my life, and I doubt this will ever happen again!” he said.
“It’s something I’ve never heard of or seen. All of a sudden here, like a ton of bricks. I’m sort of speechless,” he added.
What did the Facebook post say?
A Facebook post benefitting White reads:
This is Maj. Bill White (Ret.), the oldest living Marine at 104 years old. Let’s do something special for him.
His assisted living home wants to get him a basket of Valentine’s Day cards. Go ahead [and] send one to this hero at:
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave
Stockton, CA 95207
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