Duane Sherman/Kriss Ross via Facebook

When Sue Morse took to the Facebook page of a motorcycle club she rides with, it was with a simple request: She wanted the group's members to send birthday cards to her World War II veteran father ahead of his 97th birthday on Dec. 30.

Morse expected maybe a hundred cards to arrive. Instead, her father, Duane Sherman, received more than 50,000 letters from well-wishers in all 50 states, reports the Orange County Register.

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The author

By 'Hunter'

Tom allowed me to comment on his contributions to the 'interwebs' on the condition that it be anything but 'fawning;' more of a lessons learned. Sorry this is long, but some (interpreted) history is warranted.

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Photo courtesy of Sue and Howard Goldberg

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in 2015 and is being republished for the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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The term 'combat veteran' has led to some heated vet-on-vet action, as recent political candidates have attacked each other's service in the Global War on Terror in ways that are at best confusing to the outside public and at worst damaging to the civil-military divide overall.

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U.S. Army Reserve/Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton

Welcome to Ask A Veteran, a place for civilians (or anyone!) to ask questions about the military or veterans issues.

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