A special birthday present for a WWII Veteran

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A surprise for a veteran, who will be turning 93 soon.

As Haley Wilson reports, his family is trying to do something really special for him, and you can help out.

“He loves any kind of mail,” said Liz Anderson, Troxel’s daughter.

92-year-old Recil Troxel from Marlow is obsessed with checking the mail.

“He sits here in this chair looking out the window every day,” said Anderson. “When the mail is here, he’s like the mail is here, we better go get the mail.”

But it’s not very often Troxel finds something in there for him.

Troxel’s birthday is in April, but his family decided they’d try to start his birthday celebration early so he can get enjoyment from one of his favorite things.

“Its exciting when he gets it because he will sit there and hold it,” said Anderson, and she continued by saying, “Sometimes he wont open it for an hour or two. Other times, he has a knife in his pocket, and he rips that knife out and rips that letter open to see what it is.”

Anderson says he hasn’t always enjoyed getting the mail like he does now.

“At that age, if you get something in the mail, you’re just excited because at that age you don’t get bills anymore,” she said. “So, its just something exciting for him.”

The WWII veteran is currently undergoing cancer treatment, and his family just wants to make him happy which is why they’re trying to get birthday cards sent to him.

“It makes me happy that he has something because anything that’s an enjoyment to him, is an enjoyment to me,” said Anderson.

If you want to send him a card, you can send it to this address:

Recil Troxel
2684 North Highway 81
Marlow, Oklahoma 73055

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