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Sends Well Wishes To A 90-Year-Old WWII Vet On His Birthday

After a 4chan user spotted a flyer in a local grocery store for 90-year-old WWII veteran William J. Lashua, he posted it to the site and users immediately rallied behind Lashua. The online community, often criticized for being terror-driven Internet crusaders, sent a multitude of cards and presents to the American Legion Hall in Massachusetts, where the party was hosted. And even though Lashua had plenty of family come out to celebrate his big day (as noted by his grandson on a Reddit message board, the kind act did not go unnoticed.

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