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Family asks for cards to make WWII veteran's birthday special

Posted: 9:30 PM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 22:30:31-05
Recil Troxil waits for mail

MARLOW, Ok. (WIBW) — A World War II veteran from Marlow, Oklahoma is turning 93 on April 17th and his family is trying to get cards sent to him for his birthday as a surprise.

Daughter Liz Anderson tells CBS affiliate WIBW her dad Recil Troxel loves getting any kind of mail, and is obsessed with checking the mailbox.

"He sits here in his chair looking out the window every day," Anderson said. "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.

While Troxel's birthday is in April, his family wanted to start his celebration early so he can get enjoyment from one of his favorite things.

The WWII veteran is currently undergoing cancer treatment, and his family just wants to make him happy.

If you'd like to send him a card, you can mail it to:

2684 North Highway 81
Marlow, Oklahoma 73055