World War II Vet turns 100

(KUSA) A Colorado World War II veteran celebrated a milestone birthday this weekend surrounded by friends and family and of course, plenty of cake.

Victor Nelson was born Oct. 1, 1916 and has made a few friends along the way.

“He never met a stranger,” his daughter-in-law Ruth Nelson said.

After 100 years, he’s seen a few things too: Sliced bread in 1928 and the first Super Bowl in 1967.

“I got married on $9.60 a week. And I bought (my wife) a ring, $25,” he said.

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