HIGHLAND, Calif. (NBC) – A World War Two veteran in California only has one wish for his birthday. He wants birthday cards, from anyone.
Duane Sherman is about to turn 96 years old. All of his friends have passed away so he didn’t feel much like celebrating on December 30. That is, until his daughter went to Facebook and asked anyone reading the post to send him a card.
The WWII Navy veteran earned a Purple Heart for a mission he survived in 1944. He was serving on the USS Lamson when a Kamikaze plane hit his ship. 36 shipmates died and Sherman still has shrapnel in his back.
“We should all be very proud of their service and honor them in any way that we can,” said Sherman’s daughter, Sue Morse.
So whether you’d like to send him a card wishing him a happy birthday or thanking him for his service, either way, Duane will enjoy opening up his mailbox.
If you want to make Sherman’s wish come true, you can send a card to:
Duane Sherman C-O Sue Morse
P.O. Box 794
Highland, Calif. 92346