Happy Birthday James South! WWII Veteran James South Wants 100 Birthday Cards for His 100th Birthday by Donna John

Happy Birthday James South! WWII Veteran James South Wants 100 Birthday Cards for His 100th Birthday

James South is turning 100 on October 7. The World War ll veteran, who lives in a retirement home near Dallas, Texas, has a special request for his birthday: he hopes to receive 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday.

“It would give me a feeling that I am recognized for what I do, what I am. And I would cherish it forever,” South says in an interview on WFAA in Dallas.

The retirement home that South resides at posted a photo of him holding a sign asking for the birthday cards. The sign read: “Hello! My name is James South and I am a proud World War II Veteran! I will be turning 100 on October 7th, 2019 and I would like to receive 100 birthday cards.”

His late wife of 55 years sparked his love for cards. While they were dating during WWll, she wrote him a letter every day he was gone. Every day.

Come on, 30Seconds community, let’s help a veteran out! Get that birthday card in the mail ASAP. Be sure to snap a photo of it and post below.

Birthday cards for James South can be mailed to:

James South
5800 North Park Drive
Watauga, Texas 76148

Shout out to The Rod Ryan Show on Houston's 94.5 The Buzz for giving this story much-deserved airtime to help spread the word.

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Aw, so sweet. I just love this and yes, I'm in! Thanks for sharing, Donna John !
Happy birthday to a very special guy! 🎂
Gwen Johnson
Love, love, love this. On my to do list for today.
Donna John
Skipped the Hallmark 100th birthday card (he'll probably get 100s of them!) and found one with a classic car on it. Funny how you can overthink picking out the right card for someone you don't know. :-) Get those cards in the mail!
Pamela Schmelzer
Hi James sent your card out today. I also made you something. I hope you like it. Happy birthday and thank for serving our country. Pam
Hi , Mr James South . My Wife and I sent you a birthday card approximately a week ago . I wrote in the card that my father served in WWII in the 77th infantry ( Army ) . I hope that you received it and wish you the best of birthday's . Thank you for your service and God Bless you .

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