Commissioner Buckingham Recognizes Incredible Community Support for World War II Veterans 100th Birthday
AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner and Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairwoman Dawn Buckingham, M.D. is honored to update Texans on World War II Veteran U.S. Army Corporal Carl Reid's request to receive 100 cards for his 100th birthday on June 15th. In an incredible outpouring of support from people across our state and nation, Mr. Reid received over 4,500 cards.
"One of the greatest responsibilities we have as citizens is to remember and be thankful for the bravery and sacrifices of the men and women who have served this great nation," said Commissioner Buckingham. "The support Mr. Reid has received from his community and beyond is an amazing demonstration of the unwavering gratitude we have for our Veterans. I would also like to thank the staff of the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home who helped make Mr. Reid's special celebration possible."
Mr. Reid celebrated this major milestone with a party at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home (TSVH) with his fellow Veterans. The party included refreshments, pizza, and a large birthday cake, all donated for the enjoyment of Mr. Reid and other TSVH residents.
Mr. Reid served in the U.S. Army during World War II, entering into active duty on September 26, 1944. During his time serving our nation, Mr. Reid worked as a supply clerk where he managed several stock handling duties. He also served as an Army Truck operator and transported personnel, supplies, and equipment. Mr. Reid received the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal for his service.
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