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Oklahoma family asks for birthday cards for WWII veteran with cancer

Vet wants cards
Posted at 2:18 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 15:18:01-05

MARLOW, Okla. — A family in Oklahoma is asking people to send birthday cards to a World War II vet.

KSWO reports that Recil Troxel, who lives in Marlow, is turning 93 on April 17.

“He sits here in this chair looking out the window every day,” his daughter Liz Anderson said. “When the mail is here, he’s like the mail is here, we better go get the mail.”

The WWII vet is undergoing cancer treatment, and his family is looking for a way to make him happy.

“At that age, if you get something in the mail, you’re just excited because at that age you don’t get bills anymore,” she said. “So, it’s just something exciting for him.”

Anyone who would like to send him a card can mail it to 2684 North Highway 81 Marlow, Oklahoma 73055.

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