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104-Year-Old Veteran Collecting Valentine’s Day Cards

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America’s oldest living Marine is on another mission, but it has nothing to do with travel.

His mission is to get a Valentine’s Day card from you.

That’s right, you.

Bill White, 104, who served with the U.S. Marines during World War II, resides at an assisted living home in Stockton, Calif.

This is Maj. Bill White (Ret.), the oldest living Marine at 104 years old. Let's do something special for him.His…

Posted by Dracut Legion on Friday, January 10, 2020

Employees there started a campaign to give him a giant basket of Valentine’s Day cards. They’ve invited anyone to send him one.

“I’ll save every one of them like I’ve been saving little things that have come up until right now and they’ll be a personal part of my history,” White told Fox 40 in Sacramento.

White is the perfect candidate to receive loads of cards. He spends his days scrapbooking – one of his favorite hobbies, according to Fox 40. He’s hoping to add to his collection of memories from people around America.

“It’s kept me busy just trying to locate or keep track of what’s happened to me, where, when,” White told Fox 40.

White enlisted with the Marine Corps in 1934. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor from 1936-1937 and later survived the Battle of Iwo Jima, for which he received a Purple Heart.

Valentine’s Day cards for White can be mailed to the following address:

Operation Valentine

ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)

The Oaks at Inglewood

6725 Inglewood Ave.

Stockton, CA  95207

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