Andrew E. Slavonic of Pennsylvania is a war veteran and one of the oldest men on the planet. His secret: drinking Coors light every single day! Here's his story.
There's no better advertisement than a satisfied customer. And if your customer is 102, that's some PR you cannot buy. Andrew E. Slavonic fought in World War II, and it's safe to say that the man is a hero. Unlike most seniors, this sweet granddaddy doesn't like to talk about the past, but he has his routine. Every day, for almost three decades, at 4 pm sharp, he takes one can of Coors Light.
People wanted to know his secret for longevity, and when Slavonic shared, it caused quite a storm. Everyone expected some great advice on healthy eating, exercising, or even something on the spiritual side. Well, it turns out that the recipe, in this case, was much more straightforward.
After his story went viral, Slavonic was even surprised by a beer fridge from MillerCoors. Also, he was offered a trip to the Colorado headquarters. And he got presents: official apparel from the brand for himself and his family. His son said about the experience: "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."
The senior veteran was always a beer lover. In 1996, he started drinking regular Coors beer and then switched to the light American lager. The former Air Force pilot served as a nose gunner on the B24 Liberator and top turret gunner on the B17 Flying Fortress. He also trained new pilots transitioning from two-engine to four-engine planes during the war. But there's another exciting thing about this man that his son shared.
He's not running away from his years. In fact, as per his son, "He's been embracing them." Most people think that Slavonic is in his 70s, but he's proud to be in his 100s. Maybe, the real secret to his longevity isn't in the beer. Perhaps this man is merely focused on living each day in the present, enjoying the little things in life. The WWII vet is still making his lunch, and later, it's beer o'clock. He is still thriving, obviously not complaining; instead, he's moving around and doing the things he enjoys.
It's not a stretch to assume that the WWII hero knows the meaning of life. It's his Coors Light, time with family and accepting, instead of fighting, his age. It sure seems like it so cheers to Mister Slavonic and his beautiful, outstanding life!