Do you have some extra love to give this Valentine’s Day?
If so, a 104-year-old World War II veteran is asking for the public to show him a little love by sending Valentine’s Day cards to him this year.
Major Bill White of Stockton, California, would love nothing more than some letters and cards for Valentine’s Day. The decorated Marine Corps veteran —whose honors include the Purple Heart he earned during the Battle of Iwo Jima — lives in an assisted living facility in California.
Maj. White told KTXL that the cards would become a part of his ever-growing scrapbook collection. In his free time, he organizes scrapbooks filled with his life’s history. He organizes the individual binders with labels like “Scandinavia 1984” and “Hong Kong-Korea” to keep his memories in order.
He plans to save each and every Valentine’s Day card he receives this year.
Interested in mailing this veteran a card? Here’s the address:
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
Send personalized notes, cards, or even a Sandboxx letter to the veteran. He’d love to hear from you.
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Maj. White is also a member of the Stockton Marine Corps Club. The organization will be holding its fourth annual Iwo Jima Victory Remembrance event on Feb. 22, 2019, from 2-5 pm at the American Legion Karl Ross Post 16 in Stockton.
Maj. White will be in attendence along with another Iwo Jima hero, Corporal Frank Wright.
The event is open to the public. A $10 donation is requested for tickets and limited seating (up to 200 guests) is available.
For more details, contact the Stockton Marine Corps Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club is also planning to host a big birthday party for Maj. White to celebrate his 105th birthday in five months. Stay tuned to the Stockton Marine Corps Club Facebook page for more details.