Online plea brings big response
When Sue Morse asked on Facebook that friends send her father wellwishes for his December 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards.
At 96, World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Duane Sherman has survived most of his friends. His wife, Lois, died in 2011.
As of January 9, Sherman had received more than 50,000 letters at his home in Fullerton, California. Birthday cards and notes thanking Sherman for his service have come from across the US and 10 countries.
Notes from school students and prison inmates are among the stacks. “I was amazed, shocked and appreciative,” Sherman said. “All the good comments people made, it just brightened my day.”
Sue Morse and her father Duane Sherman and the boxes of letters he has received.