Jack Becker is a World War II and Korean War veteran from Prineville, Oregon, who received the Bronze Star Medal for his service and recently turned 100 years old last week on Jan 20th.
Mr. Becker celebrated his birthday in a special type of way.
Mr. Becker lives with his daughter, Nancy Voakes, who told Fox News Digital that she threw her dad a smaller birthday party at their home on his actual birthday.
However, she and her other two siblings had a much big surprise for him the next day that was going to shock him.
After he thought his birthday was over, the very next day, they drove him to a local golf course country club where awaiting him was his family.
Including all his children, his grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren, all there to celebrate his birthday.
“It was fantastic,” Mr. Becker told Fox News.
Nancy said many of the family members traveled from California and all around Oregon to celebrate him turning 100 years old.
“I could not believe it,” Mr. Becker said. “That was awesome.”
During the celebration, they partied, ate cake, laughed, and danced with each other. The celebration even brought Nancy and her dad to a moment where they shared tears together.
“He was presented a framed Certificate of Comendation from the Prineville Band of Brothers and the US Marine Corps. Three military challenge coins, and two hat pins, we’re presented by four members of the ROTC Marine Corps Cadets from Redmond High School. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary presented a bouquet of flowers and a birthday card. A member played the Marine Corps hymn on the Bagpipes,” Prineville Band of Brothers wrote on Facebook.
Once Mr. Becker’s favorite song, the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” started playing and was loud enough for him to hear, he started dancing with his family having a good ol’ time.
“I always love to dance,” Mr. Becker said. “I felt the beat, I just couldn’t sit still.”
When Mr. Becker was asked what his secret to life was, he responded by saying that he enjoys a bit of rum in his coffee every morning, even now at 100 years old.
“It’s not a lot,” Mr. Becker said. “Just a smattering.”