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Local man turns 100, tells secret to longevity

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George Pamenter reached a milestone today that few can say they've done. he turned a century old, and the rainbow senior living center held a party for him.


George is a decorated veteran who earned a purple heart during World War II, while he and the 163rd infantry were in New Guinea.

I took 2 shots in the hip, says George Pamenter.

After returning back to Montana and recovering George said he would never leave Montana again because every time he left he got shot.


I always lived here outside of the time I was in the service, says Pamenter.

That time outside the service was filled with numerous jobs. From working at the Great Falls Post Office for 40 years. to being a mechanic, and even a mason.

George says the key to longevity is to stay active and keep working.

When did I stop working? Yeah, when did you stop working? When I was 83 years old.

Even the Governor was invited to attend, and although he couldn't make it up to Great Falls, he did give George a call to wish him a happy birthday
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