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Montana’s oldest WWII veteran passes away

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 20:59:54-04

Montana’s oldest World War II veteran passed away Monday in Belgrade.

Ernest Hoffman was 106.

Last year, a packed crowd cheered Hoffman at the Veteran’s Day celebrations in Belgrade.

Hoffman was in Europe during the war and was at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Belgrade High School graduate.

Hoffman was described as very easy to talk to, a quiet and humble man with a heritage from Switzerland.