In his last days, James Wiitamak doesn’t want much. Just a letter from you.
He’s in the VA hospital in St. Cloud and wants so much to hear from people that he took out an ad in the local newspaper.
His great niece, Brenna Glodowski, posted on Facebook that the family didn’t know he was placing the ad. “If anyone has a few minutes to send a card, I think he would be more than ecstatic to receive it,” she wrote, noting that the zip code is 56303, not 56308.
Several veterans responded that they’d like to visit him in person. So the Army vet is getting something even better than letters. He’s getting new friends.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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