89-year-old Valley veteran doesn't let recent injury stop him from voting

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A North Valley veteran is proving nothing can prevent him from voting.

Richard Howard of Atwater recently fell and fractured his shoulder.

The 89-year-old had to be rushed to the hospital before he had a chance to sign the mail-in ballot he had already completed.

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Family members made arrangements for a brief stop to drop off Howard's ballot as he was being transferred to a transitional care facility on Friday.

His family said the Air Force veteran is also blind, but he has voted in every election and wasn't about to miss this one.

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