WWII vet who recently turned 100 has died

Bethel Killman (Photo courtesy of Steven Terry Phillips)

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. — World War II veteran Bethel Killman, 100, of Scottsburg passed away Friday.

As previously reported, a community-wide birthday party was held for Killman on his 100th birthday on March 17, 2019.

Killman had recently lost his wife and was diagnosed with a heart-valve problem before his birthday.

FOX59 readers may remember that Killman’s family had asked people to send him birthday cards to celebrate.

According to WDRB, Killman received a total of about 24,000 cards, including one from former President George W. Bush.

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