96yo war vet blitzes it

The West Australian - - NEWS -

When Sue Morse re­quested on Face­book that friends send her fa­ther best wishes for his De­cem­ber 30 birth­day, she ex­pected maybe 160 cards.

At 96, World War II vet­eran Duane Sher­man has sur­vived most of his friends.

As of the start of this week, Sher­man had re­ceived more than 50,000 let­ters and cards at his home in Fullerton, Cal­i­for­nia. The let­ters and cards thank­ing him for his ser­vice came from all 50 US States and 10 coun­tries.

His wife of 57 years, Lois, died in 2011. His daugh­ter said she wanted her dad to feel spe­cial on his birth­day.

Notes from pri­mary school stu­dents and prison in­mates were among those re­ceived. The Navy Sec­re­tary also sent a card.

Sue Morse and Duane Sher­man.

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