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Decorated WWII veteran turns 100 in Bozeman

Posted at 6:02 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 19:46:09-04

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Decorated World War II veteran and Bozeman resident Oliver Germann turned 100 years old on Wednesday.

Germann was a tail gunner who joined the Army Air Force in 1939 and won eight medals during the war, including a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He says his secret to life is reading the Bible every day, which is something he started at a young age.

“I was so impressed with the story of Jesus that it has affected my entire life. I’ve pretty much lived by it. I didn’t become a priest, but I do tell Bible stories now and then,” Germann said.

Friends and family gathered at Oliver’s favorite restaurant, the Bamboo Garden, to celebrate his special day.