After request for 104 Valentine's Day cards, 104-year-old veteran receives more than 300,000

by Bryan Brammer · Feb 15th, 2020 12:07 pm

Last Updated Feb 15th, 2020 at 2:08 pm

A 104-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served during World War II received over 300,000 Valentine's Day cards over the past month after his daughter took to social media to ask for 104 to be sent to him and the post went viral.

One month after the request, the Oaks at Inglewood assisted living facility, where he currently resides, was flooded with thousands of cards and gifts for Maj. Bill White.

According to Executive Director Diane Wright, "The walls are covered in them. We put them in the library, the living room, the media room, the activity room and an empty apartment."

Many of the cards were sent from military families, while others were handmade by elementary students like these first graders from Delaware.

Maj. White served 30 years on active duty and received a Purple Heart after he survived the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

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