WWII veteran hoping for 100 cards for her 100th birthday

A World War II veteran from North Texas is hoping others will help her celebrate her 100th birthday.

Ethelyn Bell would like 100 birthday cards.

She’s a resident at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans home in Bonham, located 70 miles northeast of Dallas.

The Texas Land Commissioner's Office shared a picture of Ethelyn holding up a sign with her address.

She joined the military at the age of 21 in 1945.


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She served as an Army nurse in Japan during World War II.

After the military, she worked as a school nurse in McKinney.

Her birthday celebration is on Oct. 4.