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WWII Veteran wants 100 birthday cards for his centennial birthday

Posted at 3:17 PM, May 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-13 13:18:28-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It's been a very long time since Mr. Carl Reid was in the service. His first day in the U.S. Army was 79 years ago, on September 26, 1944.

Before his days as a supply clerk and truck operator for the 27th Infantry Division, Corporal Reid was raised on a farm, growing cotton and corn and caring for livestock.

This year, for his 100th birthday, CPL Reid wants a special gift: he wants 100 birthday cards.

On Friday, the kids at the School of Science and Technology worked to help Reid reach his goal. Some students put their art skills to use and made cards for him.

The World War II veteran Carl Reid, who lives in Big Spring near Midland, turns 100 on June 15th, and it's not too late for you to help. If you would like to mail Carl Reid a birthday card, just scan this QR code with your smartphone.


To help celebrate this once-in-a-life-time occasion, Texans can send birthday cards to him at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez TSVH addressed to:

Mr. Carl Reid
Re: 100 for 100
c/o Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home
1809 N. Hwy 87
Big Spring, Texas 79720

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