Ingesting beer will apparently preserve you younger — at the least it has finished so for WWII veteran Andrew E. Slavonic, who’s celebrating his 102nd birthday on Dec. 1.
Slavonic, who went viral last year for drinking a Coors Light every day at 4 p.m. for over a decade, and his son Bob shared with Fox Information how a lot the Pennsylvania centenarian’s life has modified since his modest Web fame.
“All I can say is that it has been one helluva of a year for dad. He has never had this much attention in his life. I really think he loves it,” Slavonic’s son instructed Fox Information.
“He has met various people around town that have come up to him and wanted to shake his hand and ask him if it really the one Coors Light that keeps him going. He says it is. We go to the local VFW Post 764 every Friday for dinner and everyone there just loves seeing him and talking to him,” he added.
After his story was broadly shared, Slavonic was even surprised with a beer fridge from MillerCoors and offered a trip to the Colorado headquarters, in addition to attire from the model for himself and his household.
“He has met so many nice people over this past year and hopes to keep meeting more. It seems like wherever we go, we run into someone that has seen him on TV with the Coors Light,” his son shared.
Regardless of the newfound consideration, Slavonic is retaining one ritual the identical — his day by day beer.
The centenarian began ingesting a Coors Gentle at Four p.m. daily 16 years in the past, although he was a Coors fan lengthy earlier than that.
“In 1996, he actually started drinking regular Coors beer,” Bob stated final yr, earlier than his dad made the change to the sunshine American lager and found he really prefers the style.
Turning 102 doesn’t appear to faze the WWII Air Drive veteran who served as a nostril gunner on the B24 Liberator and high turret gunner on the B17 Flying Fortress and educated new pilots transitioning from two-engine to four-engine planes through the conflict. As a substitute, he’s been embracing his age — which his son shares most individuals can’t consider.
“When people ask me about my dad and I tell them that he is going to be 102, they just don’t believe that he is that old but only looks like he is in his 70’s,” Bob stated of his spry dad.
“As time goes on, there are not too many WWII veterans around, especially in Pittsburgh and that drink one Coors Light Beer every day at 4:00 pm, that is EST,” he added.
“But, as Jimmy Buffet says, it’s 4 o’clock somewhere, oh wait, make that 5 o’clock somewhere. Maybe I need to have a talk with Jimmy and have him do another version of the song for 4:00 pm.”
Cheers to that.