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Students pay homage to World War II veteran on his birthday


February 24, 2019

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Eisenhower Elementary students want to ensure a Marlow World War II veteran receives plenty of cards for his birthday.

Recil Troxel will turn 93 years-old on April 17 and he asked for nothing more on his birthday than as many birthday cards as he could receive. A World War II veteran who fought in the Philippines and Saipan and served as a combat engineer in the Army, Troxel now battles a new enemy — cancer.

So when Joslyn Wood, a physical education teacher at Eisenhower Elementary, heard Troxel's story from her brother, she decided to do her part to fulfill his sol...

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