We have FIVE veterans to send cards to this month! They're turning: 75, 90, 95 104, & 101!! If you were one of the many who sent a letter to each of our 66 living Medal of Honor Recipients for the 6th Annual Medal of Honor Mail Call, this will be a piece of cake!
Tip: Since the due dates are staggered, it may be easiest to write out all 5 cards at once, and write the date each card needs to go in the mail on each envelope where the stamp will go. That way you will see when it's time to stamp and send out the card. (That's how my mom made sure she never forgot a birthday!)
When missions are completed, the families usually send over pics of these veterans (with big smiles😁) holding all the cards they received! I post the those pics on my facebook, instagram, and twitter- so make sure you're following along on your favorite platform! You can also scroll all the way down on this email to see recaps of recently completed missions if you don't use social media.
For those wishing to share a veteran's birthday: please try to give me at least 2 month's notice via email.
MOH Mail Call Update: Thanks to ALL who wrote our Medal of Honor Recipients! The National Medal of Honor Museum has received your cards and is delivering them to our Recipients!
Last but not least, a warm welcome to all our new members! Thank you so much for joining! I hope you find this to be a fulfilling and meaningful way to do what you can, with what you've got, from where you are! 🤗
...here is Mission 71 (Broken into 5 parts! Make sure you scroll all the way!).
#1: Send your card by April 30th
David A. Hoffman's 75th!
About David: He entered the US Army in April, 1969 at Fort Bragg, NC with advanced training at Fort Gordon, GA. David left for Vietnam in November of 1969 and returned home in November 1970. Before heading to Germany, David married Olivia Ann Hassler. David left the Army January 12, 1972. David currently lives in Texas with his wife of 51 years. He has a daughter and son-in-law, also in Texas. A car guy his entire life, David still owns his original auto love, his 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible. David's birthday is May 3rd.
Mail your card by April 30th to:
David A Hoffmann 18125 Mammoth Cave Boulevard Pflugerville, Texas 78669
#2 Send your card by May 1st!
Dave Frank's 90th!
About Dave: He was in the Korean War from 1952 till 1954. Started out in the infantry then became a cook for 175 Army service members. Dave worked at Ft. Hamilton in the offices for 9 months, becoming a First Private First Class officer, lastly transferring to the Newfoundland office and coming home as a Sargent.. Dave's birthday is May 4th.
Mail your card by May 1st to:
David Frank P.O. Box 356 Augusta, MI. 49012
#3: Send your card by May 10th
Jim Herald's 95th!
About Jim: Ballard James (Jim) Herald was in the U.S. Navy, 1944 – 1946. This was during WWII. He was stationed on the USS Buckingham Naval Vessel, and was a C-man 1st class. His hometown was Elizabethton, Tennessee, where he got married shortly after his service. After he was laid off at the Rayon Plant where he worked in Elizabethton, he moved his family to Akron, Ohio. He has 2 living children, and 1 child who passed away in 2009. His wife passed away in 1992. He remarried in 1995. He still resides in Canton, Ohio, along with his wife Lou. Jim's birthday is May 15th.
Mail your card on or before May 10th to:
Canton Christian Home Room 342 2550 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, Ohio 44709
#4 Send your card by May 12th
Richard Gray's 104th!
About Richard: He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He served as a medic in the Army during WWII. He was assigned to the 82nd airborne division when landing at Normandy. He was on a ship in the English Channel on D-day and went ashore on D-day +2. After the war he and my mother moved to New Jersey to raise their family; 2 sons and a daughter. He was an optician for many years until retiring in his 70’s. He attributes his long life to walking several miles to/from work everyday for many years. He was married for 79 years when she passed away in 2020 at age 99. He still lives in the home they shared and enjoys visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoys reading the Atlantic City Press and doing the crossword puzzle everyday. He is an Eagles and Phillies fan and enjoys Lawrence Welk reruns on TV every Saturday night. Richard's birthday is May 16th.
Mail your card on or before May 12th to:
Richard Gray 52 Stow Creek Rd. Bridgeton, NJ 08302
#5: Send your card by May 20th
Jack Collier's 101st!
About Jack: He was born in Republic, Alabama. It is just outside of Birmingham. He joined up on October 1, 1943, what was then called the Army Air Force, now the US Air Force. He was assigned to the European Theater. He reached the rank of 1st Lt.
He was a twin engine bomber pilot -he flew the B-26 (Martin Marauder) and A-26. As far as missions, he just “went where they told him to go”. He flew 45 missions, 141 hours in combat.
He separated from service on October 22, 1945. Jack's birthday is May 25th.
Mail your card on or before May 21st to:
Jack Collier 704 Circlewood Lane Birmingham, AL 35214
"She was absolutely blown away, and speechless when she opened the box of cards. 488 from 43 states, and still more to arrive, I'm sure. Thank you so much for helping make this a very special day for her." - Bettie's son Paul
Mission 67: Complete!
Thomas L's 56th!
Thanks to all who helped with Mission 67 for Desert Storm Vet Thomas! Here's a note from his wife "...and the cards keep coming! Thomas had an amazing birthday thanks to everyone's thoughtfulness!"
Mission 66: Complete!
Harvey Hess' 94th!
Here's a note from Korean War Vet Harvey's daughter: "My dad received 250 cards & had an absolutely great 94th bday! It took him and 3 of my brothers 2 DAYS to read all the cards! He loved reading them!"
Mission 65: Complete!
Gerald Knapp's 97th
Gerald birthday mission was a great success, at the time of writing, he received over 300 cards. His daughter said, "My dad is so thankful!"
Want to see more pics from past missions?
National Anthem Girl Documentary
In 2014, Long Island native, Janine Stange, became the first person in history to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 U.S. states. This documentary chronicles her inspiring journey, promoting patriotism and generating gratitude for our troops, from pro baseball parks in Ohio, to donkey basketball games in West Virginia, to a battleship in Hawaii, and all states in between. Available on Amazon Prime and PureFlix.
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