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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: World War II veteran George Arnstein (2nd R) listens as a U.S. Army Band bugler plays the Taps during a World War II commemoration event December 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The ceremony was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of the Bulge. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  What an incredible story!   Maj. Bill White is a true American hero!  He served in World War II, survived the Battle of Iwo Jima and went on to continue a long career in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Among his many medals is the one he’s most proud of — his Purple Heart. It is a badge of honor for surviving the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Now he wants to add to his collection.  He wants Valentine’s Day 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 KTXL.

He said the secret to living to 104  is to “just keep breathing.”  “I can’t think of anything else. I can give you all sorts of ideas and suggestions but if you’re not breathing, they don’t mean anything,” he said.

If you would like to send White a Valentine’s Day card, you can address it to:

Operation Valentine
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207

You can also use Signed, an online card service that writes cards in your own handwriting.  You simply choose one from over 17,000 cards, take a picture of your handwritten note and Signed will print and mail your card for you. This video shows how it works!

104-year-old Marine veteran is asking for Valentine's Day cards: 'I'll save every one'

Maj. Bill White keeps his proudest memories tucked away on his bookshelf and the 104-year-old veteran said he's hoping his collection grows a little bigger this Valentine's Day.