Brooklyn Center WWII Vet Celebrates 100th Birthday
Don Halverson is still sharp and spry at 100 years old. The World War II vet reached the century mark last Friday and celebrated with family and friends at the Crystal VFW.
What’s the secret to his longevity?
“I met a woman who didn’t smoke and that’s when I quit when I met her in ’46 and got married in ’47 and other than that a lot of luck upstairs with World War II, somebody’s looking out for me up there,” says Halverson.
Halverson grew up in Minneapolis and served in Italy during WWII with the 34th Infantry Red Bull Division from 1943 to 1945.
After the war Halverson settled in Brooklyn Center where he and his wife raised three children. Since retiring Halverson has been “goofing off and enjoying it.”
He has seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
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