WWII vet's birthday wish granted as he meets Damian Lillard
PORTLAND, Ore. —
All a World War II veteran wanted for his 94th birthday was to meet his favorite player, Damian Lillard.
On Wednesday night as the Trail Blazers prepared to face off against Orlando, that wish came true.
"My name is Elmer, I'm 93 years old, I'm a World War II veteran, and my greatest wish is to meet Damian Lillard," he said in the video:
Elmer Ballard served as a radio operator in the US Marine Corps during the war. He wanted to meet Lillard for his 94th birthday in February, but thanks to the Vital Life Foundation, he got his birthday wish a few months early: