A 101-year-old World War II veteran said all he wants for the holidays is food, and now a good Samaritan is stepping in to help.
Billy Lee learned about World War II Veteran Ralph Shower on the St. Louis County Adopt a Family website. Shower said his only need was assistance buying food.
Lee and Shower met for the first time Tuesday at Shower's home. Lee will be hosting a food drive at Lynda Lou's Tavern in Bridgeton on Saturday, December 17 at noon.
He created an event page on Facebook. Lee was excited to meet the 101-year-old veteran and tell him about the community support, especially considering all that Shower has done for the community.
The VA honored Shower on his centennial birthday. After serving in the war, he worked to locate the final resting places of every Jewish veteran buried in the St. Louis Area. Each grave is marked with a Star of David on an aluminum tube that can hold a small American Flag.
He also still serves as a VA Hospital Representative to Jewish War Veterans. If you would like to visit the GoFundMe page set up for by Billy Lee for Ralph Shower, click here.