MARLOW, Okla. (TNN) - A Marlow World War 2 veteran has passed away, one year after people from around the world sent him cards for his birthday.
Recil Troxel’s family made the announcement Thursday on Facebook.
They wrote in part, quote, “Papa has gained his angel wings. Thank you all so much for making his 93rd earthly birthday year one of the BEST ever.”
Troxel’s birthday was filled with letters and love, as well as a special appearance from Oklahoma State University’s Pistol Pete, making it one to remember.