Birthday Cards Requested for Local WWII Veteran

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One of Chattooga County’s well-known veterans is going to be celebrating his 95th birthday next month.  Billy Locklear  received the Purple Heart and many other medals for his service in WWII. He served between 1943 and 1945, which included fighting at the Battle of Saipan in June 1944.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Locklear’s family is requesting friends and neighbors to send a card or a note to the former Marine for his birthday celebration.

The family posted on social media on Wednesday:

The friends and family of Billy Locklear invite you to join us in celebration and recognition of his 95th birthday.
He was born on August 7, 1925.

In order to reduce risk of infection, we have had to forgo plans of a group gathering and are instead asking everyone to send cards, notes, and best wishes to him at the following address:

Billy Locklear
4177 Hair Lake Road
Summerville, Ga 30747