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World War II veteran turns 100

11:23 PM, Jan 15, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - When America called its boys to war in 1941, he answered the call as a combat engineer teaching soldiers how to recognize and defuse German bombs.

That service alone is enough to wish Bert Bernheim a happy 100th birthday, which he and his family celebrated Wednesday.

He was an officer in the Army before an injury in France ended his military career. Bert was awarded the purple heart in 1946.

After being medically retired, he became a businessman and then a U.S. Postal service worker in Memphis. He moved to Colorado in 2012.

Bert's entire family has a rich history and future in military service and volunteering.

One of his sons was an Army Ranger and captain, and several of his grandchildren are officers in the Army.

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