After 101 years, WWII veteran Andrew E. Slavonic knows a thing or two about living. One of those things is the restorative quality of a can of cold Coors Light.
At least, that’s what he attributes his century plus to.
According to Whiskey Riff, Slavonic still takes care of himself. He cooks his own meals, and stays abreast of the daily news by reading the paper every day.
He takes care of himself, and makes healthy decisions. Including those regarding his tipple of choice.
“In 1996, he actually started drinking regular Coors beer,” Slavonic’s son Bob told Fox News. “He switched to Coors Light beer about 15 years ago. I think I am the one to blame for the switch because that is all that I have been drinking for about the past 25 years.”
With military-grade precision, Slavonic keeps to a regular schedule. By late afternoon, he taps the Rockies.
“Around 4:00 p.m., he tells me that it is 4:00 p.m., and it is time for our beer,” Bob said. “He gets his Coors Light from the garage beer fridge and enjoys a nice cold one. The bluer the mountains are on the can, the better.”
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Only a few hundred thousand WWII veterans remain alive today. According to statistics from the US Department of Veterans Affairs at least 372 pass away each day. Time waits for no soldier, whether they once served as President of the United States, or are simply content with staying home and smoking cigars.
According to Dallas Morning News, Slavonic isn’t the only member of the Greatest Generation who still enjoys a drink. At 112 years old, Richard Overton, the oldest man in the United States and a WWII veteran, “smokes 12 Tampa Sweet cigars, drinks multiple cups of coffee and Dr. Pepper, eats waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, ice cream, peach cobbler, and other sweets.
Learn more about Coors Light’s oldest fan in the video below.
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.