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World War II Veteran From Sunnyvale Gets Over 500 Cards For His 95th Birthday!

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Hailing from Sunnyvale, John Atwell is World War II veteran who just celebrated his 95th birthday!

In an attempt to brighten up his birthday during the pandemic, his daughter, Julie, wrote to ABC 7 News asking if anyone could send the veteran a birthday card.

The response was astounding.

To their surprise, since his birthday last month, he has received more than 500 cards and gifts!

They’ve come from as far as Germany, France and Taiwan!

A general in Hawaii even sent Atwell a medallion that he would give to his men during service.

Atwell reads each and every one of the cards and still has a lot to go through!


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