World War II veteran and retired Marine Maj. Bill White is 104 years old, and all he wants for Valentine’s Day this year is cards.
“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,” he told FOX40.
White earned a Purple Heart after being injured during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
“The fact that I even survived is something,” he said. “There weren’t too many of us."
White, who lives in Stockton, California, said he enjoys having meals with friends, keeping active and scrapbooking. On the shelves in his room are books organized by year that are full of a lifetime’s worth of memories.
“It’s kept me busy just trying to locate or keep track of what's happened to me, where, when,” White said of scrapbooking.
White said he wants to add to scrapbook collection by collecting cards from people all around the world.
If you would like to send White a Valentine's Day card, you can address it to:
Operation ValentineATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)The Oaks at Inglewood6725 Inglewood Ave.Stockton, CA 95207
Reach Julia LeDoux: Julia@connectingvets.com