BIG SPRING, TX — A Big Spring veteran from World War II, U.S. Army Corporal (CPL) Carl Reid, turns 100 on June 15. CPL Reid— a resident at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home (TSVH) in Big Spring — has requested at least 100 birthday cards for this incredible milestone.
CPL Reid served in the U.S. Army during World War II, entering into active duty on September 26, 1944. Before the war, he was raised on a farm and became a farmer, growing cotton, corn and maize as well as caring for livestock.
During his time serving our nation, he worked as a supply clerk managing several clerical and stock handling duties. He was also an Army truck operator transporting personnel, supplies, and equipment. CPL Reid received the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal for his service.
Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham sent out the notice about Reid's wishes early Tuesday afternoon.
To help celebrate this once-in-a-life-time occasion, Texans can send birthday cards to him at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez TSVH addressed to:
Mr. Carl Reid
Re: 100 for 100
c/o Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home
1809 N. Hwy 87
Big Spring, Texas 79720