Decorated War Vet gets big surprise from all over the world
"This makes life worth living I'll tell ya, makes you want to live forever."
That's Paul Keefauver, a decorated War Veteran who just received a surprise that hit close to his heart.
It all started when his daughter wanted to do something special for his 83rd Birthday, which happens to fall on Christmas.
"I started a little thing on Facebook to try to get him as many cards as I can get, i wanted to get, 83 was my goal," said Kim.
Kim was shocked that hundreds of people across the country and the world would react.
Now with over three hundred letters and counting, Kim finally gave her father his unique birthday gift.
"I was just floored I didn't know what to think I mean I just got all teary and it's just overwhelming. You get the feeling a lot of the time that there aren't many people in the world anymore care about the country, just tells you that they're there. They're just quite, it just what makes this country what it is and what it will be," said Paul.
Paul served in the Korean War as well as what's called one of the "worst fought battles" at the Chosin Reservoir.
He saved several marines lives and received many awards, including the Purple Heart.
The medals however, got destroyed and lost.
That is until one of the hundreds of people who saw Kims Facebook post arrived at Pauls door.
"Originally we were just going to write a litter like everyone else, then the idea came to mind that I know how to get the medals and I know how to locate them. Managed to find a way to locate all these medals that he's supposed to have, put them in a shadow box and it was my honor to be able to present them to him."
“Every vet is a brother no matter what branch of service they are in they're all brothers. The Korean War has been called the forgotten war, well we haven't forgotten," said First Sergeant Chuck Meens.
Paul added, “It just leaves you speechless you know, just it was worth fighting for, I'm glad I did it and I would do it again. It fills your whole heart up i tell ya. just look at that quilt, whoever sent that is an amazing person. That thing to me is worth more than gold you know, it's amazing. I love it"
Above all, Paul says he's mostly swept away by his loving daughter Kim.
"Isn't she amazing? She just...you know she's just amazing. She likes her old man I can tell you that," said Paul.
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