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104-year-old veteran asks for Valentine’s Day cards

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STOCKTON, Cal. (WKOW/CNN) -- A 104-year-old World War II veteran in California has one wish for Valentine's Day. He wants as many people as possible to send him a card.

Maj. Bill White proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.

Among his many medals is one he's most proud of- the Purple Heart- a badge of honor for surviving the battle of Iwo Jima.

Decades later, Maj. White spends his day dining with his friends, staying active and scrapbooking. He keeps memories carefully preserved on bookshelves in his home.

"It's kept me busy, just trying to keep track of everything that's happened to me where and when," he said.

This Valentine's Day he's hoping to add to his collection with cards from people near and far.

“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.”

If you want to send the retired Marine a card, you can address it to:

Operation Valentine
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207

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