BOZEMAN – 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.
-Carson Vickroy reporting for MTN News