Operation Valentine

A 104-year-old World War II veteran is hoping you will be his valentine this year, as he is hoping to receive a lot of Valentine’s Day cards to add to his collection of memories tucked away on his bookshelf.

Maj. Bill White served as a Marine in World War II, survived the battle of Iwo Jima in the Korean War, and went on to continue a 30-year active-duty career before retiring, KTXL reported.

The keepsake White says he is most proud of is his Purple Heart from Iwo Jima.

“The fact that I even survived is something. There weren’t too many of us,” White recalled. read more

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

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

14 Comments on Operation Valentine

  1. I noticed that too, the battle of Iwo Jima was in 1945. My uncle Bob, my mom’s older brother was there with the 5th Marine Division and saw the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi from up close at less than a 100 yards or so. God bless you, Major and I hope you get a ton of Valentine’s day cards in your 104th year.

  2. HAHA. I just saw that. I think they meant to write AND not in.
    That’s what happens when people speak their stories on an app instead of typing them.

  3. Know the feeling!
    1/31/67 Pendelton 56 of us ordered to kill ChiCom for JFK1

    3/31/68 only 28 of us above ground!

  4. SUMBEECH! He’s gotta be one of the RANKING officers still AROUND from WWII!!! 😍


  5. Help veterans while they are ALIVE, don’t spend money and tears on Memorial Day when they are dead, they can’t hear you.

  6. Hey guys, do something. Doesn’t have to be a Valentine. Maybe an early Veterans Day note of thanks would probably work.


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