Decorated WWII veteran turns 100 in Bozeman

Posted at 10:35 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 12:35:47-04

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