WWII veterans wants birthday cards for his 96th birthday

WWII veterans wants birthday cards (KCAL/KCBS via CNN Newsource)

Duane Sherman will turn 96-years-old on December 30, and up until recently, he didn't really want to celebrate. But after his daughter asked friends on Facebook to send him birthday cards, he now says he'll enjoy his birthday.

"Well, I'll have a hell of a time reading them," Sherman recently told Los Angeles media outlet KCAL.

Sherman's daughter, Sue Morse, says there is a big reason to celebrate her dad's 96th birthday. He served during World War II and survived a Kamikaze attack on the U.S.S. Lamson in 1944. Thirty of his shipmates died.

"We should all be very proud of their service and honor them in any way that we can," said Morse.

Now, with so many birthday cards coming to Sherman's mailbox, he's looking forward to another year.

"Probably put them in a box and save them for next year," he joked.

Want to send Duane a card? Send it to:

Duane Sherman c/o Sue Morse
P.O. Box 794
Highland, CA 92346

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